Elementary - High School Sewn Paintings Early Performances The 1976 All American Glamour Kitty Pageant The 1976 All American Glamour Kitty Pageant Show Great Goddesses Along The Road
Terrorist Kitty and Erma Metal Reliefs Sculpture Installations 1984 NAME Show - Chicago Mid 80's 1989 Chicago Wall Frames Along The Road
Metal Drawings and Books Waterloo Art Center Exhibit Brochure Homeless Drawings 1986-91 Bemis 1993 Bed Shoe Home YWCA Windows 95 Wisdom Picture Pillow Story 1971-2007 Prints Along The Road
Blind in Portugal Blind in New York City Migration and Fatigue Workshift Slow Dip Steady Drip Metal Notes and Books 1979-2009 Homeless Notes Morton's Salt and a Semester at Sea Quality Chef BCISUC In the Studio Along the Road
BED SHOE HOME BED SHOE HOME WORKSHOPS Pathetic and Pitiful Kama Kama Corner (Un)Seen Work: Part 1 (Un)Seen Work: Part 2 (Un)Seen Work: Part 3 The Architecture of Migration Along The Road In the Studio
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1971-2007 Prints

Double Dip Dick, incised metal, wallpaper print, found images transferred to metal plates, 12" x 14", 2007

WEB Statement, Prints 1971-2000

These prints seem to continue my fascination with the construction and deconstruction of myth and memory. My favorite art from past and present cultures comes from collective and individual imaginations able to extend ordinary experience to the level of myth. My prints, in particular, are indebted to Mexican ex-votos, Mediterranean devotional art, and Midwestern visionary art and vernacular architecture.

In 1971 I completed an M.A.T. degree with emphasis in printmaking at The University of Iowa, Iowa City. The last print in the above series is from my graduate work there. Since then, though focused on concept based intermedia and installation works that often involve drawing, sculpture, and video, I regularly create prints while teaching students on our Mexico Term in Oaxaca. Working in Charles Barth’s studio there we work with students in a variety of print media. My emphasis in graduate school was etching and that seems to dominate my approach. In graduate school we were encourage to work very large so of course my first print after grad school was tiny and broke every rule in the Lansansky studio. As with my other work I often work in diptychs and other series formats. My prints tend to be more figurative and narrative than other work – perhaps originally more related to my early 1980’s wall reliefs.

The imagery in all the prints relates to concepts I am dealing with in all my work at the time. Thus, the Hairy Tales series leads up to my All-American Glamour Kitty Pageant project in 1975-6. The etching Defending Yourself Against Injury, was created while an artist in residence at Dennison University in 1991 and combines images from my journals with drawings and notes by disenfranchised individuals living in shelters, safe houses, or nursing homes. I began working on these community-based public projects in NYC in 1986. This etching, then, deals with issues of homelessness. In this context I think of home as the physical manifestation of a spiritual concept. The central image was created by Susan J. a resident of a Cedar Rapids shelter for adolescents, The two notes from ‘Jack” were found stuffed in the drawers of and empty house that friends of mine had purchased. Jack’s wife had died and he was being moved to a nursing home so the house could be sold. Jack and his wife had lived in the house for fifty years.
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