Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Suzanne Sawyer
Madison, North Carolina

Suzanne Sawyer


Proliferation is an accordion-style structure inspired by both William Morris's screens and microscopic images of cells. Each page is constructed of two cloth-covered panels, one with a window and the other serves as substrate to a mixed media print, hinged together with cloth. The prints include monotypes, letterpress prints, and pressure prints. Proliferation relates to the exhibition theme of formation as it describes cell reproduction or growth, as well as the rapid production of experimental prints in which the layering is often created using ghost prints of plates previously printed or overprinting a monotype onto a letterpress print.

Mixed media prints, book cloth, book board. 17.25 x 6.75 x 3.5 inches. 44 x 17 x 9 centimeters. Created 2018.

SUZANNE SAWYER is proprietor of Down Home Girl Studio and makes sculptures, books, paper, and prints. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from University of Alabama and lives in Madison, North Carolina. Her work has been exhibited broadly and is in various collections including the libraries of Yale University and Vanderbilt University.