Artist Statement

As a printmaker I use a wide variety of etching, woodcut, monotype, and screen printing processes as well as stitching and encaustic. I then combine these processes to create a monoprint, or mixed media piece. I find that layers offer more possibilities for storytelling. By embedding my thoughts and my ideas, layers become windows to invite the viewer in. In my most recent work of intaglio etchings the focus has been on deconstructing familiarity from form by placing symbolic images; a spiral as the central idea, then adding a square of gold leaf, and finally stitching another symbolic image, like a star or a ladder, within each golden square.  My ambition is to bring forward ideas that promote the process of…
I am here…

Location

1530 Hidden Valley Road, Soquel, CA, USA

Phone
831-428-2654
Email
gingert@mac.com
Website
http://www.gingertolonen.com