Student/Artist’s Name: Joseph Carr
School: Mat-Su Central
Artist Statement: The Red Van has sat in the woods next to my childhood home as long as I can remember. It is a retired 1952 Ford radio station panel van. Over the years, it’s red paint has faded and chipped, moss grew over it’s extremities as nature slowly took root. I love this van, and it represents the quiet nobility found in abandoned objects lost in the woods. This etching attempts to catch the essence of the red van and all it means to me,Intaglio Printmaking was the perfect medium use, as it’s innately ancient nature reflects exactly the message I was hoping to get across. The completely analog process was very interesting to go through: touching and manipulating the copper, using mordants and tools to make marks, rendering the image in such a substantive way, then ultimately rolling it through the press taking the first proofs. I then got too manipulate the image even more in ways that would have been impossible to do in the pen and ink medium I was more accustomed to.
Artwork Dimensions: 15 Inches High x 15 Inches Wide
Student/Artist’s Name: Sylvie Dunham
School: Lathrop High School
Artist Statement: I recently tried linoleum printing and I love it! I love cutting the material and I love making multiple prints. This print I spent a long time printing in different colors, and in multiple colors, and then got the idea to print on a textured background. I glued the strips of paper down to a white background and printed on top. I love the way it turned out, I think it’s my best one.