Collaborative Print Portfolio
"THE CREATION PORTFOLIO"
“Now vanish before the holy beams the gloomy dismal shades of
The theme of the print portfolio was drawn from Franz Josef Haydn’s oratorio, THE CREATION. While absorbing the music, the group made drawings and prints and contemplated the beginning of the universe, moving from the void to the primal and momentous appearance of light and ensuing emergence of heaven, earth, celestial bodies, land, sea, plants and animals. They worked under Rollin’s direction and with Pyramid Atlantic staff, Helen Frederick, Director; Pepe Coronado, master printer; Mary Ashton, master papermaker, curators Andrea Pollan and Milena Kalinovska, along with their teachers to collaboratively create masterful silkscreen monoprints.
George Mason college students also were participants during the process. Maureen Tucker, one of the students, remarked: “ 20th century artists in various ways have attempted to realize the concept of gesamtkunstwerk, a term Richard Wagner used to describe his work for the stage in which individual arts contribute under the direction of one creative mind. Using the studios as its setting, THE CREATION Project synthesized the written, aural, and visual arts to express the idea of the genesis of art -- how it is created, viewed, and appreciated. Working collaboratively with students, artists, educators, curators and others, the group experience provided a profound appreciation for how even the smallest idea, when germinated in a nurturing environment, becomes significant.”
At a time when the globe is being assaulted by destruction in many forms, the theme of the creation is timely, hopeful and cathartic. The prints marry luminosity, poetry and lyrically expressive abstract works, rich in black and white tonalities and movement. Each work embodies one of the seven days of creation.
Details: Seven water-based silkscreens
with chine colle’, 22” x 15”
Edition: 25 with 5 Artist Proofs
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