Vanishing Island, 16.5" x 16" image size, 25" x 30" frame (vertical), $1600.
Using traditional printmaking techniques with her unique, modern purposes, Lori weaves her monotypes into breathtaking imagery. She achieves this by slicing and weaving images and strips of narrative into one another and layering papers and ink to develop subtle texture and complex patterns.
Lori’s interest in weaving and quilting as a social craft for women is the foundation for her style of working with cut pieces of paper. She further explored incorporating photo imagery into her work when she was employed as a photoshop expert at a small design firm upon graduating from college. The hours spent looking at images as pixellated fields of color greatly influenced her work. Many of her pieces are notably provocative because of their size and freeform shapes. Once woven, the usual size restrictions inherent in printmaking become obsolete.
Each piece starts as either a landscape or a portrait and has special meaning. The landscapes are about time and growth in nature. The portraits are about the complex structure of familial relationships and the impact of those relationships from generation to generation.