Reversal I & II
Marjorie Tomchuk (1957 BS, 1961 MA)
Handmade paper has an extraordinary capacity for deep embossing and this has been the primary medium of my artistic expression for 26 years. As paper sheets are created, a rich textural surface and exaggerated deckle edges becomes important. Embossing is created on an etching press from a master plate and color is then added by hand with the use of an airbrush.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.