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Jamie Greene
Hornell , New York - United States
Printmaking - Other/Misc.

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I work with a combination of print media such as silkscreen, lithography, monotype and digitally printed images. Working in multiple layers allows me to achieve a worn look in my artwork. By making the work appear aged it better reflects the concept of a memory, because a memory has several layers of personal history embedded within.

I am interested in forgotten lives and the structures they may have touched upon while living. Working with found photographs and objects in my work is a way for me to put myself into context of others from another time. I often blend images of myself with family and strangers within my work. I also include text delved from my memories, creating situations that people throughout time have experienced and can always relate to such as love, death and friendship.

One common aspect of many American homes is the collection of The Readers Digest Condensed Books. Having acquired these books, I have manipulated the original text and illustrations, incorporating them into my own printed book pages. Each piece is a poetic rendition of the original text. Every book relates to a universal human emotion, with specific themes that are all based around the idea of home. I rebind the books using the original Readers Digest cover and a traditional Coptic binding. In doing so, I am bringing attention to a once common bookbinding technique that is never used in today’s commercial production of books.

Dealing with emotions and memories is a way for me to put myself into perspective with the world that I live in. The themes within my artwork not only are personal to me but also are rendered in a way that allows the viewer to have their own intimate relation to it. My work focuses on the diverse characteristics that make us all human and the idea of the home as an overarching symbol of humanity.

Faded Scars - found objects, graphite, screenprint, chine colle - 4" x 8" - $-

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