Clare Grossman

  • 'Pines Entwined, Summer Breeze no1' monotype & drypoint etching 35x73cm

My work predominately focuses on the search for a personal narrative, an essential energy – the ‘essence’ of a chosen subject or place encapsulated in an emotional response.

Working often with a combination of techniques, a final piece may have several layers of printing using experimental techniques together with traditional etching methods to produce work that aims to describe movement, the energy found in nature, beautiful light, contrasts of solidity against the crispness or warmth of the air, or the incredibly mysterious substance of shadows.

These elements are often visited & revisited with the aim to explore the vitality & fragility of nature, its effect on a given moment in time. Current climate issues, the need to respect and preserve trees in both rural and urban landscapes are important elements that have led to a personal preoccupation with the topic. The trees are the initial catalyst and the various methods and techniques available to printmaking act as a palette of exciting possibilities which together or individually can be transient, repetitive or individual to a particular piece of work and its result.

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