Revised Self Portrait
Katie Shulman (BFA 2010)
I have started creating collages on un-carved woodblocks as a way to combine the two distinct processes that have become part of my art practice while living in New York City: photo collage and relief printmaking. I begin a new piece by arranging discordant images on the wood and then use acrylic paint and carving detail to respond to the random matrix I create. It's a process full of contrast: I have limited space and tools to work with in my studio, but choose to strip away all other boundaries, which results in an automatic making process.
This work is featured as part of the 2016 Alumni Exhibition: “Horror Vacui”, on display from July 19 - August 6, 2016 at the Argus II Building in Ann Arbor. Check the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.