While Sirus Was Sleeping  laser engraved wood relief printed on handmade paper 22 x 30 $1,225

While Sirus Was Sleeping

laser engraved wood relief printed on handmade paper
22 x 30
$1,225

 

Mary Hood

"My current research, The Twilight Hours, and Even In Arcadia, exists in the luminous space between day and night, where imagination is unquestioned and empowered to construct new a worldview. This work investigates utopian and dystopian constructions; exploring the boundaries between the idealized and abstracted spaces of an immaterial world. I use myth to reconstruct time, space, narrative, and experience, to challenge the unspoiled and harmonious wilderness devoid of the impact of human civilization, drawing new boundaries for a collective cultural understanding.  Many of my narratives are alluding to themes within contemporary culture that express a political or social point of view, using animals as a metaphor for human behaviors.  Birds fly into invisible fences, dogs are sleeping while on guard, bears are unwillingly displaced, and eagles run through forests trying to escape world scrutiny, cautiously reminding us that complexity resides in apparent simplicity.

New forms of expression, knowledge, and creativity emerge by researching myth with both image development and process, I use handmade paper in combination with digital composition and laser engraving to reference some sort of balance: low tech with high tech.  The laser engraved relief plates are etched into a variety of wood veneers that are then combined with other processes to highlight the relevancy of digital processes as they relate to printmaking’s graphic identity, the creation of unique matrixes, and the interconnectivity of printmaking as a system of visual language. "


Current Works

Hiding in the Woods 

photogravure
28 x 27

$825

Rendezvous 

photogravure
28 x 27

Procession

photogravure
24 x 28

$1,225

Just One Night

photogravure
24 x 28
$1,225

Circumventing Departure II 

photogravure
$450

Bypassing Confinement II 

photogravure
$450

Considering Another Possibility II 

photogravure
$450

Contemplating a Move 

photogravure
$450

Planet 5

monotype, relief print, and digital print
28x21

Planet 4 

monotype, relief print, and digital print
28x21

Planet 3 

monotype, relief print, and digital print
28x21

Orbit 1

monotype, relief print, and digital print
28 x 21


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