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« on: March 08, 2012 05:16:02 AM »

I've been going to school to get a degree in art, and my concentration is printmaking. I have an awesome teacher who really pushes us to dig into our themes and really explore them to the furthest extent, which is both inspiring and great, while being incredibly annoying when I don't have any grand ideas. Regardless, I have made my most meaningful art in that class, and for the first time have gotten two pieces accepted into an art show called Women of Art!

The theme I'm exploring started off with the idea that I have a fondness for old, defunct technology. The air of lonely abandon always seems so melancholy and sweet to me, these objects that were so treasured once, and then put out to pasture in favor for newer shiner technology. This thought process slowly evolved and really started to take on a representational form for the value in which we as people put in ourselves, in others, and the world around us. I have other prints along this theme but these two are the best in my opinion.

I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments  Smiley Btw I suck at thinking of good titles. Oh and also, the first was a combo style of intaglio aquatint and linoleum block over it, and the second was just intaglio line etch with aquatint.



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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012 05:25:35 AM »

Congratulations!  You're so talented.   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012 05:34:23 AM »

Awesome pieces!  They definitely deserve to have made the show~ Thank you so much for sharing  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012 06:27:26 AM »

Incredible work on both pieces.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012 08:22:20 AM »

I agree with the above comments. Smiley
Also, your theme of abandoned/defunct technology is really cool. Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012 10:23:32 AM »


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Congratulations! I love them both

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012 06:52:02 PM »

Your artwork and description reminds me of some of the artwork/games by Mateusz Skutnik. His series of Submachine online games dealt with searching through a lot of foreign looking and abandoned technology, and the black and white prints remind me of his game series called Daymare Town. Not much else in common, but it just reminded me anyway!
Here's the link to the submachine games if you are interested, but flash games probably aren't up your alley!

Nice artwork!
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