Kristin Florian, of Dana Medical Library’s Collections and Acquisitions Department, has artwork in the 5th Annual Staff Art Show. Through September 30th, Kristin is showing 2 lithograph prints in the Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, Davis Center, 4th floor.
Here are Kristin’s thoughts on her art and process:
I enjoy drawing, and see printmaking as a way of adding color to a drawing. I like the process of simplifying color choices and planning ahead, but still being surprised at the end of the process. My favorite subjects are: surrealism or magical realism in nature, landscapes on a larger scale, and visualizing passages from books.
I first make a drawing. I then transfer the image backwards onto a linoleum block. Next, I cut the areas I want to be white (or another color) out of the linoleum block. To print, I roll the paint onto the block using a brayer, register the paper on the block, and rub the back of the print. I let it dry, cut the next layer and repeat the process until it is done.
Stop by and check out her work!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.