Artwalk 2016: Literacy Council of Central Alabama, 2301 1st Avenue N
Trees and their leaves and their fruit are inspiration for my prints whether the process is copperplate etching or woodblock or monoprint, or photo-intaglio or collograph. The play of sunlight on trees and leaves intrigues me because one color breaks into many colors and the textural variation of the leaves and bark changes those colors too. The prints are created from plates inked by hand and printed on cotton paper rolled through a press. I use and combine many processes and usually limit my editions to eight. Collographs are inked and printed textural items that can be derived from fabric or nature. Photo-intaglio is a several step method of printing a photograph from a metal plate. Woodblocks are carved. Copperplate etchings have the image etched by acid into the copperplate. Monoprints are one of a kind where the ink is manipulated on plexiglass and then printed.
Mimi Boston majored in Art History and has taken extensive printmaking classes. She grew up in Virginia and is pleased to be settled in her chosen hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.