Nature, the deconstruction of it, and the reconstruction through art, has been the main source of my imagery lately. Recently, I have been abstracting rocks into separate forms, shapes, colors and textures, and reconstituting these smaller pieces in new rock-like interpretations.
My work exploits multi-color, multi-plate, multi-process printmaking, by combining collagraphic and lithographic processes. Just as the unique beauty of a mineral or rock is dependent on variables of time, pressure, and chemical make-up, so too multiple plates can be pieced together in infinite combinations to create distinctly unique images. The specific combination of shape, color, and texture that defines one image, when slightly altered can result in an entirely new and equally beautiful image.
Collagraph and lithograph provide me with the platform on which to explore these combinations that reflect the complex simplicity I so appreciate in rocks and other natural forms.
One of WPG’s emerging members, Heather has recently received a certificate in printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and is currently finishing her BFA at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited throughout the region, including WPG’s 2011 National Small Works Exhibition and the 2012 National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints in New York. She has sold prints to Anthropologie for fabric designs, and her work is in the collection of PAFA’s Printmaking Department Archives as well as private collections.