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Dorothy Cochran

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"My work explores circular imagery that evokes science, spirituality and the transcendent, positioning the viewer in imagined spaces with a distinct abstract vocabulary. I find inspiration in sources such as solar systems, metaphysical thought, microscopic science and the bounty of nature.  Blending these influences into visual form, I push for innovative methods to express the drama, vitality and truth that I seek to embrace.  I work in series that combine content and technique with the gesture of the hand evident in all the work.

Printmaking processes excite me.  When engaging an image, there are limitless possibilities to choose from.  I like crossing boundaries, experimenting and layering multiple techniques to discover innovative ways to communicate. Each new process reveals truths about the marks and nuances of the plate and paper surface, adding to the enigma of the finished piece. There is magic in the pressing of paper to plate, a birth and a marriage all at once.  Experiencing that emotion is like no other and is central to my artmaking.

I work with the traditional print techniques of intaglio and relief with current emphasis on silk aquatint, monotype and encaustic print methods."

— Dorothy Cochran @dorothycochranart


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