Shanti Conlan

My art is an effort to organize the chaos of my memories and give substance to the ephemeral. I’m interested in visually interpreting objects and places as well as the more obscure elements of experience; sound, light, motion, tactile and emotional sensation and filtering them through my own distorted lens. I am a printmaker not only because the methods used are the only way, in my opinion, to achieve the look and quality of the marks and textures created, but because it is a process obsessed with minutia. Both the creative and the analytical must combine to create a print. Though the images represent abstract concepts and elusive places, their inception is quite concrete. By making them prints (intaglios, woodcuts or monotypes), I control them, I am given the time and the patience to make sense of the images and conversely, of my memories and experiences.


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