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Jean Burdick

Mercer Street


Silkscreen on vellum


  • 7 x 5 inches, matted and framed to 10 x 8 inches
    Black wood frame with white archival mat

I am a painter and printmaker; I combine both processes for creating each individual print. Although I use a silkscreen printing method, each print can be considered to be a monotype, meaning that each print is a one of a kind. I am not printing an edition of the same print and I do not work in the traditional silkscreen method of making individual screens for each color for the print.

Instead of using traditional registration for each color when printing, I prefer to work with the screens and reposition them to compose the print. In the studio, beginning with silkscreen printing of my photographs, I build each successive layer of pattern, texture and color. Merging the architectural structures and natural spaces, I enhance the image by drawing, painting and experimental mark-making. Each layer magnifies, overlaps, obscures or enhances the layers that came before.

The resulting images suggest narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and renewal. These vistas, both rural and urban, are composites of landscapes producing a memoir of places in transitions.

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