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Jean Burdick

Spring in Hummelstown


Silkscreen on vellum


  • 12 x 12 inches, matted and framed to 18 x 18 inches
    Black wood frame with white archival mat

While exploring and photographing the facades of buildings in small towns throughout Pennsylvania, the architecture and surroundings resonate with me. I grew up in the small towns of Columbia and Lancaster PA, where the brown and terracotta brick facades of apartments, houses and stores seem so familiar. 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. Instead of using traditional registration for each color when printing, I prefer to work with the screens and reposition them to compose the print.

Reimagining what I have observed, I draw on my photographs, the interaction of the built and organic, recording light, shadow and memory. I am particularly drawn to doorways and windows, which represent the interface between the structures and the lives of those who inhabit them.

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