ARTIST STATEMENT: Utilizing printmaking techniques and mixed media, this series of artworks is a response to feelings of uncertainty, change, and distress seen in the world circa 2020. Inspired by Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, (Ukiyo-e translates to "The Floating World") surreal landscapes and semi-abstract depictions of floating worlds and their inhabitants accompany intimate snapshots of loss, grief, rebellion, hope, and perseverance. In a time when the status quo has so rapidly transformed, these images attempt to reconcile change with growth and momentum forward.
All artworks included in "Return to the Floating World" will be exhibited at Augustana Univeristy from Feb 3-March 5, 2021. All works in the exhibition are for sale. You can purchase below- but please note that all purchased artwork will be shipped April/May 2021. Please email me to place a deposit to hold a piece, or for layaway.