Soy-based ink monoprint made from hand-drawn and hand-cut stencils.

This piece is a mono-print of a tooth design that I hand drew and then cut out. This tooth, in particular, is meant to look like it is rotting and/or has a cavity. Teeth are a recurring symbol in my work, and I draw their meaning from Jungian dream interpretation. Teeth in my work and in the context of my other work relate to concepts of female agression, fear of aging and the idea that as women age they become less desirable and therefore less visible. Teeth to me also generally represent anxiety and/or anger- two emotional experiences I touch on in multiple works.

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Learning Significance

  1. Exploration of concepts and how to communicate them visually. Exploration of symbolism. Composition, color choice, print-making.