December 2015-January 2016

Lori Anne Baumgartner

Lori Anne Baumgartner

The ocean has captured human imagination for our entire history. Ancient peoples saw the ocean as the source of darkness and chaos in the world, a realm of mysteries and monsters. As we mastered shipbuilding the ocean became a frontier for adventure, holding new continents and treasures to be claimed. Even now the ocean is largely unexplored and new species and geological formations are discovered regularly. In this spirit of curiosity and searching I created these prints. The plates are created with textured acrylic mediums on cardboard. There is no way of knowing what the final image will look like until the print is pulled. Each inking is printed many times, continually revealing new layers of texture and color within the print. The printing process is a journey through the textures of the plate. Multiple printings of each plate are hung together documenting the discoveries made during the printing process. The plates are hung as a record of the places journeyed through, almost becoming a topographical map.

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