Enter the Stripe: Landscapes of 2008-2010
In 2008, I attended a week long workshop at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY.
My work had become long, narrow landscapes, then a series of terraced landscapes, and this workshop in printmaking changed the “landscape” once again.
There I used an etched image on Plexiglas to create monoprints, experimenting with chine colle, which is collage adapted to the printmaking process.
I was working with some old images I had brought along, and pleased with the results, I trimmed the edges to straighten them out and make them more presentable.
Those edges became the impetus for the new series.
Something about those very thin, narrow stripes excited me, and back home in the studio, I began cutting up old work and creating many pieces with cut painted paper.
I loved the thin strips of color, the essence of landscape as I saw it, overlaid on painted surfaces.