Thursday, September 4, 2014

Where by Elisabeth Nicula

A recent cross-country move has me considering geography in narrative terms, and San Francisco's combination of natural beauty and human industry provides abundant fodder. In Where, I combine distilled aspects of the landscape with common web iconography, such as map pointers and speech bubbles, to elicit a sense of the locations, emotional and physical, of human relationships. Distance, tension, fondness, chatter, distraction, and groundedness are some of the things I've been thinking about.

My process for making woodcut prints is improvisational and modular. I carve many blocks in a set and print them in different combinations. Check out other prints from this series, as well as some paintings and animated GIFs