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My work loves a library

©Elizabeth Busey. Multiplicative, Monoprint collage, 12 x 12 in.

Some of my favorite reduction linocuts and new monoprint collages have been peacefully coexisting in a library this month. It is nice to see that while the techniques can be very different, both the colors and the structures of the work seem to harmonize nicely.

©Elizabeth Busey. Treasure of Great Price. Reduction linocut, ed of 12, 12 x 12in.

The library is part of the Saint Meinrad Archabbey located in southern Indiana. While most of the abbey architecture is made of local sandstone blocks, the library is a white brutalist structure that nestles unobtrusively into the hillside.

You can see a short video of the exhibit here.

I was delighted to give an artist talk about the work to a group of Indianapolis IB math, music and art students recently. As I challenged myself to explain the why of my work, I could see the many mathematical and scientific phenomena that inspire me. The students gave me quite a gift — a kind, attentive and inquisitive audience for the debut of my combined works. In a place of peace and contemplation, I was grateful indeed.

©Elizabeth Busey. Walking the Freedom Highway. Reduction linocut. Edition of 10, 10 x 33in.

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