The work of Valerie Hammond is so delicate and lovely and shrouded in mystery. I especially love her sculpture work, it reminds me so much of the earlier sculpture work of artist Petah Coyne. Valerie draws from her great fascination and mystery of ancient religious visuals from Tibetan medical drawings to Buddhist sculptures; working across various mediums from painting to printmaking to photography.
Posts Tagged ‘print’
February 27, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
January 9, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Hollis Brown Thornton plays with memory and time by fragmenting nostalgic imagery. Hollis uses acrylic paints, markers and photo transfer to control the amount of visibility and degradation within each image, playing with how pop culture, world events and outdated technologies languish as time moves forward and memory fades.
October 10, 2012 by Erin Fletcher
In her series Satellite Collections, artist Jenny Odell collects like images of man-made structures and landscapes that have been scattered throughout our planet and assembles them side by side in a single digital print. Taken from satellite imagery, these collections reveal the impact of our human footprint in a way only made possible through aerial photography.
October 3, 2012 by Erin Fletcher
Rachell Sumpter borrows symbols from religious and political traditions, dreams and our endangered natural world in order to capture legacies left by generations of people who are hidden, but whose actions are seen. Through layered gouache and pastel, Rachell creates scenes full of mystery, pleasure and loss, painting figures dressed in heavily embroidered clothing engaged in ceremonious acts. Amongst these powerful scenes we view human closeness and intimacy at the edge of vast natural landscapes.
July 18, 2012 by Erin Fletcher
These dice letterpress print are extraordinary. Who knew dice could withstand the pressure of a Vandercook. Bryan Christopher Baker of Stukenborg Press is a printer living in Detroit who painstakingly arranged 520 die for each layer of the print posted above. The shapes and pathways created by the dot pattern is both rhythmic and mesmerizing. Jason and I already own two prints by Stukenborg and I’ve become continually enchanted by the ways Baker has reinvented the patterns and illusions of this work.
July 12, 2012 by Erin Fletcher
As the founder of Snedker Studios, Pernille Snedker Hansen uses nature as her inspiration for creating surfaces to challenge the aesthetics of interior spaces. By combining western marbling with Japanese suminagashi, Pernille emphasizes the growth rings with vibrant pigments in her appropriately titled work Marbelous Wood.
As a student at North Bennet Street School, I had the opportunity to learn and practice marbling. It’s a fascinating process, where pigments float and spread on top a watery surface and once you lay your paper down the pigments are captured into the fibers.