Thursday, October 23, 2014

Behind the Scenes Freedom Prints

Hand pulled print on Japanese paper.
My presentation, Freedom Prints was given October 22, 2014 at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design in Washington D.C. that featured the artwork as well as the motivation behind my series of woodcut prints. The imagery in the woodcuts were inspired by interviews I conducted with selected family members including my daughter, youngest son and niece about their conceptions of freedom. The series grew out of a large-scale collaborative project I participated in during the summer of 2014 that included faculty and students from the University of Maryland, Corcoran and community members at TheArc in southeast D.C. During the presentation I gave a behind the scenes look  my art process including initial pencil sketches, cut-out paper stencils, journal reflections, poetry and some of the printing process.