I want to put the viewer in that dream state, at an unlikely intersection,
or simply in the presence of something “Other.”

–Elizabeth Addison, MFA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informed by the relationship between science and artistic vision, I investigate the threshold created at their intersection – reflecting upon humankind and its relationship with nature, science, and the conflict between beliefs and data-driven conclusions. My recent works continue this type of artistic investigation, but they are in response to a series of “big” dreams and their corresponding real-life locations.

I create my liminal environments in layers and Monoprint, my primary medium, allows me to accomplish this most successfully. Monoprint is a form of printmaking that contains images, textures, markmaking or other elements that can be made only once. Multiple techniques build each work: from traditional painting and markmaking to “paper litho” and impromptu methods. Each of my prints contains many layers – literally and philosophically – burying and revealing imagery with each pass through the press. For me, the result is visual depth masquerading as something simple, offering recognizable imagery that can be taken for its surface value or be investigated closely for a deeper look.

I am a visual artist, but also a seeker. I don’t intend to project content, but let the imagery inform the work. As strange as it sounds, there are divine elements within my dreams. I don’t embrace this unrealistically, but as an artist, that’s what I want to convey. I want to put the viewer in that dream state, at an unlikely intersection, or simply in the presence of something “Other.”

–Elizabeth Addison, MFA
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