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Susan Martin

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A printmaker of two decades, I now primarily work in the medium of drypoint intaglio. I often merge these prints with watercolor techniques such as monotype and hand-tinting. Drypoint is a “direct” method that dates back hundreds of years. I enjoy its challenging nature and the coercion and patience required to produce complex lines and tone.

Works from my recent Burn Pile series allude to the rural process of preparing debris to be burned, a personal metaphor for making preparations to let go of the past. Similarly my Bookend prints respond to the delicate balance of trying to foresee and uphold fates we have little control over. The works are purposefully fictitious but flirting with reality.

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