Boston Athenaeum Exhibit

My work is included in an upcoming exhibition at the Boston Athenaeum this spring titled New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenaeum's Prints & Photographs Collection April 6- September 10.

This image on the left is a woodblock print that was made in the 1930’s by an artist and book illustrator named Edna Reindel whom my mother knew. It was the calling card she left for book publishers to advertise her work. The building is the place she lived in NYC, and she is one of the women pictured walking by the Scotch Tea Room. Her “calling card” print shows where she lived, and what type of artwork she did. It inspired me to make my 2012 print called Read Art, (above on the right) which shows where I live and what I do. Edna’s print is something I treasure.  My mother has had a copy of it hanging in her house for years. After Edna died, we found several copies of this print in her portfolio, some with different accent colors, some on different types of paper. It was interesting to for me to think about her process. I was given some of her rice paper but had never used it until I printed this block. This is one of the prints that will be on display at the Athenaeum in the spring. 

This image on the left is a woodblock print that was made in the 1930’s by an artist and book illustrator named Edna Reindel whom my mother knew. It was the calling card she left for book publishers to advertise her work. The building is the place she lived in NYC, and she is one of the women pictured walking by the Scotch Tea Room.

Her “calling card” print shows where she lived, and what type of artwork she did. It inspired me to make my 2012 print called Read Art, (above on the right) which shows where I live and what I do.

Edna’s print is something I treasure.  My mother has had a copy of it hanging in her house for years. After Edna died, we found several copies of this print in her portfolio, some with different accent colors, some on different types of paper. It was interesting to for me to think about her process. I was given some of her rice paper but had never used it until I printed this block. This is one of the prints that will be on display at the Athenaeum in the spring.