THE OTHER SIDE - Printmaking
As a papermaker and calligrapher, Edna Miron-Wapner began her artistic career taking refuge in nature, seeking the integration of form and feeling within the spirit of mountains. Her collages, expressive layers of rugged handmade papers, fused natural fibers with images from Hebrew and English poetry - metaphors for her own inner journey, the searchings of her soul. Two decades later, her spiritual and artistic quest - the "other side" of her life - continue unabated. But now she takes refuge in the creative process itself, in exploring and extending the bounds of her materials and media. Rather than rubbing the image on an ancient stone or painting, with definitive brushstrokes, directly onto the lithographic one, she now carves into linoleum; presses bits of found materials - fabric, string, mesh screening - into her paper; adds color and texture to previously single-dimensional monochromes. Her Sumi-e letterstrokes take on a new life etched on paper, her collages vibrate with action, her collographs tantalize with the aura of the unknown. In her explorations of printing, Edna Miron-Wapner has discovered a new source of inspiration - tactile, sensuous, and spontaneous. Spirit has merged with matter in a late-life aesthetic marriage, leaving us to wonder what wonderful surprises lie ahead as this potent union bears fruit.
The Other Side of my Life is the world of flow.