Transformations into the Botanical Conversation: MFA Thesis - Printmaking
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SubjectPrints Exhibitions; Paper work Exhibition; Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Art; Three-dimensional art; Ecological art; Place in art; Fibers; Foraging; Natural farming; Mixed Media (Art) Exhibition; Illumination; Social conversation; Natural dye; Papermaking; Seed Bomb; Handmade papers
As a hand papermaker and printmaker, I see my work as a hybrid between the two processes. I am interested in creating local-plant based art by using the natural environment as a source of inspiration, raw material, and the beginnings of a social conversation. The works I make uses forms that echo themselves in the natural world and attempt to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment. Through four forms of study I explore the use of the seed bomb as a method of natural farming, material exploration of raw fibers, natural dyes derived from plant material, and the use of pulp as a sculptural medium.
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