A Gallery of Prints and the Inspirations Behind Them
Opening Reception at Shiawassee Art Center
We had a wonderful turnout for the opening reception of "Four Michigan Women Artists". The works of Janet Baugher - encaustic photos and hand made jewelery, Cindy Evans - multi media paintings, Jane Cloutier's paper sculptures and my moku hanga prints make a very interesting and beautiful exhibit.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 5 at Shiawassee Art Center, 206 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso.
Thanks to the the show sponsors: Dana & Patricia Cluckey, Gilbert's True Value Hardware, Wells Fargo Advisors, The Schluckebier/Hood Investment Team, and Young Buick-Cadillac-Chevrolet-GMC.
I am an environmental artist working exclusively in the water-based Japanese art of moku hanga – woodblock print.
The spiritual connection that I find in the creation of the print is extremely important to me. The process is quiet, calming and meditative. Carving individual wood blocks for each color in the print, isolated profiles are separated and then joined again. This exploration of forms within a space creates a deeper, intimate encounter with nature. The emotional, physical and spiritual energy I use to create a print somehow becomes imbedded within it to reveal the heart and spirit of a location.
Primarily showing wilderness landscapes and waterscapes and having the four seasons of imagery at my disposal, it is a joy to showcase the beauty, diverse ecology, geography and healing value of our world through my prints.
I take you to a secret place that you can experience and will want to know personally. Creating a sense of stillness and peace and shelter……the journey awakens you to the vulnerability of our natural spaces. The significance of protection is stimulated.
The rarely noticed or hidden becomes elevated to the sacred.