While Sirus Was Sleeping SOLD laser engraved wood relief printed on handmade paper 22 x 30

While Sirus Was Sleeping SOLD

laser engraved wood relief printed on handmade paper 22 x 30

 

Mary Hood

"My current research, The Twilight Hours, and Even In Arcadia, exists in the luminous space between day and night, where imagination is unquestioned and empowered to construct new a worldview. This work investigates utopian and dystopian constructions; exploring the boundaries between the idealized and abstracted spaces of an immaterial world. I use myth to reconstruct time, space, narrative, and experience, to challenge the unspoiled and harmonious wilderness devoid of the impact of human civilization, drawing new boundaries for a collective cultural understanding.  Many of my narratives are alluding to themes within contemporary culture that express a political or social point of view, using animals as a metaphor for human behaviors.  Birds fly into invisible fences, dogs are sleeping while on guard, bears are unwillingly displaced, and eagles run through forests trying to escape world scrutiny, cautiously reminding us that complexity resides in apparent simplicity.

New forms of expression, knowledge, and creativity emerge by researching myth with both image development and process, I use handmade paper in combination with digital composition and laser engraving to reference some sort of balance: low tech with high tech.  The laser engraved relief plates are etched into a variety of wood veneers that are then combined with other processes to highlight the relevancy of digital processes as they relate to printmaking’s graphic identity, the creation of unique matrixes, and the interconnectivity of printmaking as a system of visual language. "


Current Works

Displaced // Replaced $1,400 diptych - laser engraved wood relief, watercolor, handmade paper 25.5 x 19.5 (23 x 17), 19.5 x 25.5 (17 x 23)  

Displaced // Replaced $1,400

diptych - laser engraved wood relief, watercolor, handmade paper
25.5 x 19.5 (23 x 17), 19.5 x 25.5 (17 x 23)

 

Ursa Moves Towards Center $2,200 white ground aquatint with printed collé 35 x 48 (34 x 42)  

Ursa Moves Towards Center $2,200

white ground aquatint with printed collé 35 x 48 (34 x 42)

 

Forest of Eyes $2,200 laser engraved wood relief, handmade paper 48 x 23 (40 x 15.5)  

Forest of Eyes $2,200

laser engraved wood relief, handmade paper 48 x 23 (40 x 15.5)

 

Looking Back on the Past Moment $1,550 laser engraving/cutting, vellum, mulberry paper, watercolor, light emitting diode 25.5 x 21.5

Looking Back on the Past Moment $1,550

laser engraving/cutting, vellum, mulberry paper, watercolor, light emitting diode 25.5 x 21.5

We Speak and Act Thoughtfully $1,550 laser engraving/cutting, vellum, mulberry paper, watercolor, light emitting diode 25.5 x 21.5

We Speak and Act Thoughtfully $1,550

laser engraving/cutting, vellum, mulberry paper, watercolor, light emitting diode 25.5 x 21.5

Overcoming Sentimentality $1,550 laser engraving/cutting, vellum, mulberry paper, watercolor, light emitting diode 25.5 x 21.5

Overcoming Sentimentality $1,550

laser engraving/cutting, vellum, mulberry paper, watercolor, light emitting diode 25.5 x 21.5

Hiding in the Woods $825

photogravure 28 x 27

Rendezvous 

photogravure 28 x 27

Procession $1,225

photogravure 24 x 28

Just One Night $1,225

photogravure 24 x 28

Circumventing Departure II $450

photogravure

Bypassing Confinement II $450

photogravure

Considering Another Possibility II $450

photogravure

Contemplating a Move $450

photogravure

Planet 5

monotype, relief print, and digital print 28x21

Planet 4 

monotype, relief print, and digital print 28x21

Planet 3 

monotype, relief print, and digital print 28x21

Orbit 1

monotype, relief print, and digital print 28 x 21


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