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Jennifer Printz

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

There is something about me that makes me wonder about the imperceptible quality of stars in the noonday sun, what forces hold clouds up in the sky, and what arranges the sundry of the universe.  This work is about the relationship of these and many other unknown things and a faith in their existence that is strong enough to try to visualize and recreate them. It is about working towards understanding in both a tangible physical way and a subtler spiritual one.

Through a progressive buildup of graphite, my hand asserts itself over photographs I have taken of the sky over my home and through my travels. The process is one of loving attention and deliberate mark making, as well as, a meditative means of creating that reflects my visceral energies into the finished work through many hours of prolonged touch. These drawings then contain an intersection of humanity and nature, as well as a vast sense of intrinsic history.

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