Memories in Stone: Fissures: Four prints: 2012 Sumi ink on Slate, each 20" x 16", 2012
Congruence: Materials and Subject Matter
Time-worn roof slate is the material I chose to support images about memory, memory loss and imagination in a 2012 series of prints. Examples from this series are included in my 2013 exhibit, Progress of the Eclipse. Progress of the Eclipse These chipped and scuffed stone pieces represents the evolution of work which began with woodcuts in the 1990s. Use of weathered roof slates for this series arose out of an impulse similar to my use of braille printing plates to create an another work, Blind: Seeking Shelter, 1937. I was drawn in both cases to materials, (distressed slate in one instance and braille printing plates in the other), which became integral to a complex exploration of imagery and ideas. My work on the themes of immigration and disability continues. I plan to integrate fragments of music manuscripts, braille text and immigration documents into a new series of woodcut prints.