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Etchings by Ritsuko Ozeki

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Netting B , 2005lift ground etching with aquatint19.5 x 19.5 in

Tokyo based artist Ritsuko Ozeki creates etchings of intricate abstract lines which resemble lace doilies.

See more of this artist’s work here.

Netting A , 2005lift ground etching with aquatint19.5 x 19.5 in

Piece B (Black)Liftground Etching & Aquatint on paper

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Prints by Leah Whiteman

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lithograph by Leah Whiteman

Today I’m admiring the printmaking of University of Michigan student artist Leah Whiteman. The image above is a lithograph of an abstract line drawing. The images below are relief prints done in different color iterations.

 

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‘Homage to the Seed’ mixed-media works by Sophie Munns

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‘Homage to the Seed‘ by Australia based artist Sophie Munns is an ongoing project to “inspire public awareness of the critical role of seeds and the human impact on global plant heritage.” It was initially launched in 2010 at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha for the 2010 Artist-in-Residence program. You can find more of . . . → Read More: ‘Homage to the Seed’ mixed-media works by Sophie Munns

Printmaking by Sarah Amos

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I like the energy of these prints by Vermont based artist Sarah Amos. Amos layers pattern upon pattern. The collisions of shapes, fluid lines, tiny dots are mesmerizing.

Kingtide 77 x 79 cm, Etching, 2009

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Artist books by Karen Kunc

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Ephemera bookwork: woodcut, polymer relief, letterpress / 10 x 6 folded, opens to 10 x 42 in.

Inspired by the natural world as well as her Nebraskan heritage, artist Karen Kunc explores “issues of the eternal life struggle, of endurance and vulnerability, growth and destruction.”  Through her search for meaning, Kunc builds complex . . . → Read More: Artist books by Karen Kunc

Nicola Lopez uses mixed-media to create chaotic urban landscapes

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Brooklyn-based artist Nicola Lopez creates a world where technology runs wild. Networks of pipes spew out mucky-colored mucus. Steel frames bend and twist, growing into themselves, and out of themselves, like a cancerous tumor. Spinning out of control, Lopez’s landscapes depict the tension of systems with no boundaries – expanding, contracting, spewing off their excesses.

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Visions from the past: Drawings and prints by Ruth Asawa

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After I heard of Ruth Asawa’s passing earlier this week, I spent quite a bit of time on the Internet looking at her work. Although Asawa is primarily known as a sculptor, she started out her artistic career drawing and painting. I found several lovely drawings and prints which show Asawa’s passion for patterns . . . → Read More: Visions from the past: Drawings and prints by Ruth Asawa

“Among Humans” artist book by Cassandra Fernández

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In the project “Among Humans,” Barcelona, Spain based artist Cassandra Fernández imagines what it means to live “among humans” from the point of view of a bird. After carving images of birds on linoleum blocks and printing the images, Fernández binds the pages into a book whose spine and front/back covers consist of wood . . . → Read More: “Among Humans” artist book by Cassandra Fernández

More embroidery by Maria Ikonomopoulou

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need to grow -5- 2008 print and embroidery on canvas 50 x 37 cm

Today I am admiring (again) the work of artist Maria Ikonomopoulou. By blending a traditional craft (folk art) technique like embroidery with printmaking, Ikonomopoulou pushes the boundaries of printmaking, embroidery, as well as fine art. Inspiring!

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Collagraphs by Eunice Kim

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Porous #11, collagraph with chine collé, 3.75″x3.75″ (image), 7″x7″ (paper), 2005

I am fascinated by the glowy mist that these prints emit. Seattle based Eunice Kim devotes her artistic practice to the process of collography, a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate. Using an acrylic sheet as the substrate . . . → Read More: Collagraphs by Eunice Kim