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I am an architect by training. But art is where the heart is.
Having worked in the offices of Richard Meier and Philip Johnson, I discovered, needless to say, that many architects are closet artists.
Printmaking has been my focus since 2006 and turned out to be a congenial way of creating art for me. Not unlike architecture it is a combination of creative flow and process. It requires a more structured, sequenced way of thinking in layers, shapes and colors. Inverse, reverse, straight forward, top down, bottom up. A neverending array of materials waiting to be transformed going through the printing press. All holding in there somewhere a story to be told. There is nothing like making a mark and seeing where it takes you, finding the hidden inside and bringing it forth. Often, while working, it seems as if it is not me who is making my art, it is my art making itself through me. Unlike architecture, in…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 17
  • Joined May 18, 2009

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any matter with intriguing textures and shapes, all sorts of papers, cardboard, bass wood, sticks, strings, packaging material, tags, leafs, blooms, colorful inks, my photographs

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    Printmaking : Original Monoprints and...

About

I am an architect by training. But art is where the heart is.
Having worked in the offices of Richard Meier and Philip Johnson, I discovered, needless to say, that many architects are closet artists.
Printmaking has been my focus since 2006 and turned out to be a congenial way of creating art for me. Not unlike architecture it is a combination of creative flow and process. It requires a more structured, sequenced way of thinking in layers, shapes and colors. Inverse, reverse, straight forward, top down, bottom up. A neverending array of materials waiting to be transformed going through the printing press. All holding in there somewhere a story to be told. There is nothing like making a mark and seeing where it takes you, finding the hidden inside and bringing it forth. Often, while working, it seems as if it is not me who is making my art, it is my art making itself through me. Unlike architecture, in making art the process is just between me and the work, beyond the obvious control, it provides an inner place to be.

Over the past few years my artwork has been included in several group shows and found homes in a few private collections.

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