IN FOCUS: Earth Matrix at Greenhut
Gallery goers braved a bitterly cold February afternoon for the warm and lively opening of Greenhut’s 2nd annual “Focus Printmaking” show. I was delighted to participate again in this diverse and innovative group of printmakers from across Maine. My “Earth Matrix I,” a full sheet (22 x30”) collagraph monoprint with frog imagery in a layered matrix, below is part of a series that reflects my concern for the degradation of our environment, signaled by the world wide decline of frogs and other amphibians. Their sensitive habitats are being contaminated or destroyed by humans, causing an “explosion of amphibian deformities,” depicted in graphite on some of my pieces.
The show closes February 24, so feast your eyes soon on the work in this group show: a stunning woodcut by Neil Welliver, beautifully wrought etchings of fictitious carnivorous plants in a book by Stephen Burt, and Susan Amons’ subtly layered images of birds, among many others.