Elizabeth Claire Rose, MFA 2019

March 20 - 23, 2019

Opening Reception March 22, 6-8pm

Artist Statement

My practice as an artist is a direct response to the study and research of parallel places and ecosystems, how they mirror each other, in function and form, and how, through their similarities are able to exhibit uniqueness. Interacting with the landscape through back-country travel and interpreting the environment through my work allows me to deepen my connection to place. From the glacially carved landscapes of the Rocky Mountain West to the North Atlantic coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador my work depicts my interpretations of these environments.

Within the process of printmaking, I build forms constructed from collected components of various places I have visited. Through repetitively reworking copperplate matrices I forge new pathways between traditional copper plate etching, collage and photography to extract observations, uncovering cultural and natural histories.