Elizabeth Curran Boody
Sue Huggins Leopard
Claire Van Vliet
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Images are fundamental to how we form our concept of the world, our cultural imagination. My book 71'N 23'E, and the broadside that accompanies it, brings an unseen thing into our field of vision, into our consciousness. Coordinates hint at a location on Earth, while invented words express something otherwise inexpressible about the unseen thing. The QR code promises a glimpse of the formation. The large lettering and images, including the paper-covered case, are hand-cut stencils printed by hand.
Mohawk Superfine smooth white 70 lb paper, Yupo translucent paper, acrylic paint, graphite, hand-cut and hand-printed stencils, laser printing (small text fonts only). 8.5 x 7 x .375 inches. 22 x 18 x 1 centimeter. Created 2018.
Image awaits your attention
This broadside continues my exploration of how the visual forms and informs our understanding of reality. The ontological complexity of the QR code is fascinating. I used a simple analog technique, hand-cut stencil, to convert the digital code into a pensive image, complicating and subverting its intended function. The machine-readable QR links our eyes to a new layer of imagery and meaning. The abstract array forms an image our human eyes cannot decipher, but a written description provides an alternate way in.
Mohawk Superfine smooth white 70 lb paper, acrylic paint, hand-cut and hand-printed stencils, laser printing (small text fonts only). 17 x 11 inches. 43 x 28 centimeters. Created 2018.
ANDREA KRUPP is a visual artist with a BFA in printmaking from the University of the Arts. She is a 2017 Independence Foundation Visual Arts Fellow. Her current visual art project, Northland, consists of works on paper, artist's books and writings springing from a series of Arctic residencies in 2017 and 2018.