Thursday, July 27, 2006

prints, painting: the amazing jane d'arensbourg

Minutiae, 2002, Enamel Fingerprints on Glass, and Metal

Blot I, 1999, fired-on enamel paint on glass

Live and Well 2002, shellac and ink on paper. 5'x 9'

Jane D'Arensbourg's work is such a lovely, odd, uncanny fusion between the smudgy, circuitous lines of the fingerprint, and the stark and graphic lines made by pieces of coral. Wow. Stunning.

The last piece reminds me of one of my favorite prints, Galileo Galilei (Slate), 2001, by the sculptor and sometime-print-maker, Richard Serra:

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