BONNIE JOHNSON MEET HER MONDAY NOVEMBER 28 6:00 WILTON LIBRARYASSOCIATION REGISTER
I would like to explore significant historical details of the park; colors and textures of places and things that go unnoticed and make Weir Farm unique. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary validates the history of Weir Farm and simultaneously promotes the forward thinking vision of today’s park. I use a printmaking technique called silk aquatint, a painterly approach that I have been perfecting for several years. I combine painting and printmaking to produce variable edition prints in a unique painting style similar to impressionist. My prints are produced from painting an image on a printing plate made of fine mesh silk. The image is then inked and wiped in the traditional intaglio method and then printed on paper or silk fabric on an etching press. As a member of CCP, my intention is to print at their facility. The residency will provide the opportunity to focus on this inspirational location and create a specific series of prints. I am particularly interested in the pond that is at the park as I find it mysterious in its almost secretive location and want to explore and share its intrigue through my art. There is an important story to be told. ~ Bonnie Johnson
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