the paper garden

after the rain- drypoint monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

after the rain- drypoint monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

broken roses- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

broken roses- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

nerines and dots- etching with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

nerines and dots- etching with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

new wings- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

new wings- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

white lily- etching with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

white lily- etching with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

stock and dots- etching with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

stock and dots- etching with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

sampler no.1-mixed print monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

sampler no.1-mixed print monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

grey garden- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

grey garden- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

dark stock flowers- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

dark stock flowers- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

dark nerines- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

dark nerines- etching monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

red tree or leaf- mixed print monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18"  2013

red tree or leaf- mixed print monoprint with chine collé, 18" x 18" 2013

 

the paper garden

the Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall

October 2013

print works by Tammy Ratcliff

 

Through these Intaglio and mixed print works, I find a means to explore my continued fascination with the natural world—its strength and beauty—while drawing attention to the ‘imperfections’ and impermanence of all living things.  The elegant asymmetry in nature, the odd shaped spaces between branches, or the awkward curl of a petal on a flower is where my curiosity takes root.

The process and materials I employ are as important to my practice as the subject matter, and my love of printmaking and fine washi (handmade Japanese papers) informs how I work.  This recent body of work is composed of multi-layered etchings and relief prints on semi- transparent washi.

 

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for their support through the Exhibition Assistance grant for this show.