A Gallery of Prints and the Inspirations Behind Them
Tangled Water at Muskegon Museum of Art
Tangled Water, part of the 12 Views of the Shiawassee River series, was accepted at the 84th Regional Exhibition at the
Muskegon Museum of Art. In honor of the Museum's 100th Anniversary, it
is the first time the exhibition was open to the whole state. The
Exhibition opened May 31 and runs to August 8. There were over 600 entries and about 190 pieces accepted.
Award winners and
accepted work can be seen here: Muskegon Museum of Art 84th Regional Exhibition
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.