In the Beginning - Monotypes & Monoprints by Jacqueline Ross

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Date & Time: Friday, September 15, 2006 - Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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WPI: George C. Gordon Library
3rd Floor Gallery
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Cost: Free
Description: Jacqueline Ross features 32 original monotypes and monoprints in an exhibition at the George C. Gordon Library, WPI. Ross writes about her art: "For reasons I do not completely understand, the odonata has insinuated itself into my art. Some cultures regard this engimatic insect as having mytholoigcal origins and bestow upon it beneficial and healing powers. Our own culture attaches a menancing aspect to the creature by calling it a "dragon" fly or a darning needle. Originating in murky pond water, competing with countless other creatures, the nymph crawls toward the light and incredibly transforms itself into a soaring damselfly or dragonfly. From this miracle of nature comes a new beginning. I regard the cycle of the odonata as a metaphor for life. From darkness and struggle comes hope and rebirth. I think of it also as the artist's creative process; the ongoing struggle to bring inner visions to light. The body of work represents a period in my life when I had to come to terms with the sudden death of a loved one. The process has been a journey through which I slowly traveled. The prints have moved from a dark muddled palette, progressively reaching for the lightness of the horizon. I work with the monotype which produces a one of a kind print. There is always an element of surprise when I "pull a print" and I am able to find the images I need in the shapes and forms that reveal themselves to me."
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