The Boston Printmakers' BP and The Art Complex Museum ACM have collaborated on an exhibition called "Look Again". Forty-two prints from AMC's collection were singled out and members from the Boston Printmakers were challenged to create response pieces. Prints
What is it about a particular place; how does one capture its essence? And, if you had to choose between two very distinct environments, both of which you love, would you be able to? These were the questions that came to mind when I saw Kerslake's print.
Two environments I call home have distinct characteristics that I adore. One is a very private, nest like sanctuary: alive with wildlife, the sent of the earth surrounding you as it responds to the seasons with glorious transformations. The other is incredibly beautiful with its sense of infinite space: open horizon, the smell of salt in the air and the awe inspiring power of the waves providing an endless soundtrack both day and night. When I’m home in the woods, I’m thinking about the water. When I’m at the shore, I’m thinking about the woods.
I wanted to make sure that I wasn't tempted to just create a straightforward version of Kerslake's photoetching. In fact, one of my first attempts felt a little too similar to the inspiration piece so I decided to scrap it all together and work in a different manner.
|Conundrum; woods or water?|
I'm stepping back for a bit to consider if I need to add anything else before I put this piece to rest.