Temporary Existence II (Original Sin); Reduction Relief with Serigraphy, Collage and Hand Sewing
Bridget Kurr, undergraduate
Self Portrait; Color Lithograph (5 plates)
Can Misiriloglu, undergraduate
The Brave, The Courageous and the Strong; Reduction Linocut
Cheyenne Butcher, undergraduate
Aunt Nadine; Serigraph
David Varmecky, graduate
Meadow Gold; Photo Etching
Derrick Jackson, undergraduate
Untitled; Monotype (5 colors)
Jason Stamper, graduate
Kelly Foshee, undergraduate
Good Housekeeping; Serigraph
Kelly Foshee, undergraduate
Architecture Lesson #1; Color Lithograph
Kyle Dekker, undergraduate
Kelly Corning, undergraduate
Untitled; Color Etching
Kelsey Royce, undergraduate
Channeling Egon; Etching
Meghan Woods, undergraduate
Brothers; Linocut with chine-colle
Natalie Slater, graduate
Untitled; Photo Lithograph
Nathan Opp, Graduate
Phillip Casillas, undergraduate
Travis Hummingbird; undergraduate
Suspicious Boy; Etching
Lydia Stansil, undergraduate
Duets I; Photo Etching
Mystorical Constructions began as a spin-off from my previous series Social Observations, as I was interested in continuing to depict social interactions and historical commentary, but wanted to experiment with developing non-linear narratives and using pre-existing source imagery. Drawing on varied sources from the Old Masters to popular imagery—from Albrecht Durer to Victorian clip art—I create seamless prints that belie their heterogeneous origins. This process is, as I see it, a form of “image sustainability,” a recycling of past imagery into new forms that combine digital technologies with hand-made processes of etching, sewing, and chine-collé. The resulting prints, from the series titled Mystorical Constructions, have prompted viewers to wonder not just how they were made, but when—are they historical artifacts or contemporary fictions?
Both monumental and intimate in scale, the historic images I re-purpose are seductive. They prompt in viewers a nostalgia for fairy tales and whimsical stories, and yet they also generate disquieting and open-ended narratives. Bird-women peer over an infirm patient in the woods—are they caregivers or life-takers? In another, a woman and child are adrift in a stormy sea—are they fleeing an unknown horror or escaping to safety? Similar to the Social Observations series, these works recreate modern experiences, but filtered through a historical lens.
A Novice Tries her hand at Navigation, 2003
Lithograph with serigraphy, collage and hand-sewing; 22" x 30"
Serigraph with collage and hand-sewing; 10" x 10"
Collaborative print with S. Clark, Serigraph on X-ray with collage; 12" x 9"
Who Owns You?, 2006
Serigraph with collage and hand-sewing; 20" x 15"
Serigraph with inkjet, beeswax and collage; 19" x 14"