LoriBiwerStewart

Printmaking, altered art, handmade journals, and cards

Osage, Iowa | 71 Sales

LoriBiwerStewart

Printmaking, altered art, handmade journals, and cards

Osage, Iowa 71 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (15)

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Hand drawn. Hand carved. Hand printed. All of my prints are made with artist quality light fast inks and printed on acid free printmaking papers. Created and hand pulled in my studio.

ALTERED ART, JUNK JOURNALS & SKETCHBOOKS
I use pieces of my linocut prints to create vibrant new covers for my handbound journals and sketchbooks. I love old books. I re-purpose them using a variety of papers and discarded items into journals and sketchbooks.

Items are shipped within 3 days of purchase.

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Last updated on Feb 16, 2019

Follow my blog: loribiwerstewart.blogspot.com

Hand drawn. Hand carved. Hand printed. All of my prints are made with artist quality light fast inks and printed on acid free printmaking papers. Created and hand pulled in my studio.

ALTERED ART, JUNK JOURNALS & SKETCHBOOKS
I use pieces of my linocut prints to create vibrant new covers for my handbound journals and sketchbooks. I love old books. I re-purpose them using a variety of papers and discarded items into journals and sketchbooks.

Items are shipped within 3 days of purchase.

Lori Biwer-Stewart

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Preparing some new journal covers. Available soon! Browse through some of my other journals.
New journal in my shop. Makes a great vacation journal. Made from paper lunch sacks, decorative papers, and inserts. Plenty of files and pockets to keep receipts, airline tickets, and mementos.
A personal journal for myself out of a re-purposed book of birds. I have others in my shop waiting for you to write your story...
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About

About My Artwork

I grew up in a farm in North Central Iowa along with mom and dad, two younger siblings, grandma and grandpa next door, a lot of beef cattle, and plenty of time on my hands. I now live in Iowa and create all of my artwork in my own studio.

When I entered my 30’s I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I’ve always had a feeling, even at a very young age, that there was something different in the ways that I felt and thought. Expressing myself with images has always been a necessary form of therapy for me.

After working for many years with many different mediums of art I became interested in Printmaking. Even though I have no formal training in printmaking, I do have a degree in design. I depend on my natural abilities, a large library of reference books, a love of printmaking, and invaluable information from other printmakers to learn and create my images.

I absolutely love the process of carving and assembling. Any image that I create starts as a really loose drawing, and then slowly develops details and texture as I carve. The only reference that I have while I’m carving is the image that I have in my head, and the finished image usually turns out to be much different. In a certain way, I let the artwork create itself. I love the unpredictable way that this process provides.

Many of my images include the human figure, or something that may represent humanity itself. I frequently use the feminine form. I don’t think it’s a conscious decision. A lot of my subjects are so personal to me that using a female comes automatically. Symbolism, such as keys, birds, or doors helps to reveal little pieces of the puzzle and to tell the story.

I like to get the viewer as involved as I can in the mystery of the piece. In the end, I encourage you, the viewer, to extract your own meaning from my work.

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  • Lori Biwer-Stewart

    Owner, Maker, Linocut Printmaker

    I've always had a passion for art and expressing myself with images and stories of my experiences and whimsical dreams. All of my work is original and hand printed in my studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2017
Every piece of my artwork is hand carved and hand pressed, or assembled by myself in my studio in Iowa. They are full of stories and symbolism. I'd love to hear your comments!

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact me via Etsy convo.

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Returns and exchanges
It is extremely rare that a package is lost in the mail, but if that happens I will send a replacement print as long as one is available from the edition. If the edition is sold out I will refund the purchase and shipping price, or you can select another print of the same value.
Payment
I accept payments through PayPal. You do not need an account with PayPal to use the service.
Shipping
Ready to ship. All of my artwork is ready and waiting to find a new home.

I package every piece of artwork with care.

PROMT DELIVERY! I always ship within 3 days after your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
All images are completely original and copyrighted . No copies or prints can be made of the prints, even after purchase, without the artist's permission.

I would appreciate your feedback when you have received your print.