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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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Artist's Statement


 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. In my work during the past few years, both the pandemic and the killing of George Floyd with his cries of "I can't breath" and the BLM protests that followed, compelled me to bring my focus to the respiratory system.

 Woodcut, monoprint and collage combine to create these prints.



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