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McKnight Printmaking Fellowship Exhibition

Jan 20 - Mar 18, 2023
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis

This work in this exhibition stemmed from working in my back yard during the pandemic. It began when I participated in a virtual international seminar and prompted with working from our backyard. I wanted to work with fabric more directly, using it as a means to capture the light and shadow of the plants and trees. I continued to develop this research during an artist residency in Spain, May 2022. In the video below you will hear the sounds and see the movement that became an integral part of my work for this exhibition. For me, the print is a living, breathing thing, and making them lifesize allowed the viewer to experience the work in relational size to the body.

Stories of Ebro

For this projection installation below, I used video to document and record the natural song and shadows present at the Ebro river headwaters in the Cantabria region of Spain during my artist residency in May 2022. Using fabric and my camera, I captured the movement of the various species of plants and trees. All sound is natural and kept in sync as it was experienced in person with the shadows. For the installation, I brought the same fabric used in the documentation of the work as a means of its final presentation. One is left to wonder: are we inside looking out, or outside looking in? The fabric acts as a play between our domestic lives and our relationship with nature. Revealing our existence within this planet, the shadows portray the careful balance of our ecosystem.

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