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Debra Olin

Monoprint & woodcut/collage

 

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art by somerville artistDebraOlin titledUp My Spine
Up My Spine monoprint, woodcut, collage 38 x 63
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 These prints are involved with the body and its connection to nature. After visiting countless botanical gardens and dealing with a loved one’s battle with cancer, I began to notice similarities between plant forms and the human body’s organs and skeletal structure. I am exploring the relationship between these forms, integrating the figure into trees and botanical settings. Restructuring the human interior I substitute and embellish forms from the natural world. We see today how intertwined we are with the planet, how all our decisions – from how we grow food to how we utilize our resources has an impact on our health and the future. 

 Woodcut, monoprint and collage combine to create these prints.

  

 

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