Medium : Work on Paper

Susan Schmidt
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I work in the tradition of observational drawing expanded by the possibilities of printmaking. These prints explore variously constructed, woven baskets. This a subject that originated in an earlier project based on a fairy tale. Prominent in this fairy tale was a basket symbolizing the malicious entrapment of a girl and later in the story, her clever escape. I decided to take a closer look at baskets. My drawings responded to the specificity of each basket's structure and as I drew, I considered how it was constructed for particular work and shaped to our hands. I found that people responded to the work by lending me their unusual baskets. These familiar objects began to resonate with feeling as I drew them.
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