Small Boxed Eternity Articulating the Infinite (vol. 6), and All / Universe Articulating the Infinite (vol. 3)

Rathermel2

Rathermel1 Small Boxed Eternity Articulating the Infinite (vol. 6)
All / Universe Articulating the Infinite (vol. 3)
Jeff Rathermel
United States, 2010

The concepts of space and time are integral to my work, the use of these human constructs to explain and order the infinite. Defining one’s existence in an endless universe is both an intense need and an unattainable goal. With failure acknowledged and ensured, I seek to describe the indescribable concepts of forever and all through the inadequate tools of words, images, numbers and other symbols.

I am a printmaker, hand papermaker, and book artist. When combined, these disciplines allow me to explore physical and metaphorical place, the written word, mark making, repetition, rhythm, symbolism, and the power of visual narrative. My style is characterized through handwork, layered imagery, hybrid print techniques, and the inclusion of tactile elements. The processes used to create are visible in completed state, documenting time and the evolution of the work. Layers of meaning are created in translucent veils or metaphorically by juxtaposing disparate imagery and printmaking methods. Handmade paper provides a textured and patterned surface that may support or alter the definitions of printed images.

Hybrid print techniques, handmade paper

About sense of place in artist books

I am an artist. I find the ephemeral place in my art conjured up through practice. I sift through raw materials with my hopes and dreams, and ideas take form as if intended.
This entry was posted in artist book and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s