March 24, 2017
Waddell Art Gallery
21200 Campus Drive
Sterline, VA 20164
Gallery Hours: M-F 9am-7pm
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This is a multi-year series of small monotypes and dry points. They have been carefully printed, colored, and then crumpled. It is a process of compression, concentration, and unpredictable outcomes that occur commonly during the creative practice.
The organization, construction, and arrangement of any artwork is part of a framework that gives meaning to the object. Any variable can change the outcome in an unpredictable way but it can also infuse the work with other implications. The emotional relationship with things we make, generally increases with the hours of effort required to complete the process. It is only by diminishment of this emotional value that can give us an objective insight to understanding.
This series of crumpled prints are made from a 10” X 10” piece of paper. The emotionally difficult decision to crush what you have been working on for many hours is done deliberately as an act of compression, concentration, and unpredictable outcomes. This act can conceal many of the details or expose an unknown relationship similar to our own emotional response to the world. Although these prints have different themes; they can also be worlds that fit in the palm of your hand suggesting both intimate and expansive introspections.
Below are two photos from the exhibit.