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Katya Arbuckle: How Are You?

How Are You?

Katya Arbuckle

Monoprint and etching on paper

I was always fascinated by images of my family, what story they told. As well as the importance of documentation of family heritage, especially in the black community. This project embraces that intense desire to connect with my relatives. Making these prints allowed me to interpret their lives through images. Using printmaking as a way to translate the images using both color and variation of ink viscosity. Using a plastic plate, press, black and red oil-based ink. I discovered that while making the prints, I found myself worried about what both my deceased and alive relatives thought. The delicate dance of imposing my own narrative while being respectful of things I will never quite understand or experience.