The natural world is my muse. The complex process of printmaking – from the selection of plate surface to the choice of inks – is inspired by the subject matter. The concerns of our environment, man’s impact on his surroundings, and the future of the planet influence my subject choices. There is beauty in small moments; my goal is to capture the essence of those moments.
I print at Slugfest in East Austin. You can see more of my work by visiting www.tbondartist.com
I strive for Magritte's basic intention, to make art with a "disturbing poetic effect."ť My work presents exotic subjects in the drama of black and white, or the subtle monochromatic tones of printers' inks. The prints are based on my photos of real places and slightly mysterious objects that are embraced by a post-apocalyptic anxiety, which induces a state of psychological unease in the viewer. The images raise questions, but knowing the back story doesn't necessarily provide comfort. The result is by turns intimate, earthy, fragile, universal, and contemporary. The images are full of the organic subtlety showing the naked beauty of weathered rock and plants, contrasted with man-made architectural elements. The organic elements complement the man-made. In purely aesthetic terms, the works use an interplay of tones and textures, with formal qualities of composition in the arrangements of objects under the viewer's gaze. The unfamiliar induces a state of ambiguity mixed with a strange longing or nostalgia. The camera captures temporal events, figurative and narrative, fragments in the cycle of life and death. History is revealed in multiple layers with an underlying order and inherent drama exposed in contrast and detail, painterly and sculptural at the same time.
I was living in New Mexico when a fortuitous requirement of printmaking coursework for my graduate program in art therapy led me to expression in another medium. Since that time I have been exploring printmaking and creating soft ethereal-like inspirational images. The circle or circular movement can often be seen in my artwork. The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning--a continuous symbol that has no beginning and no end. Throughout my life I have created circles, benefiting from the sense of comfort, peace, and total integration.
How I feel when I am making art is perfectly described in what Don Miguel Ruiz says: "When you are in your creation and you are doing what you love to do, you become what you really are again. You are not thinking in that moment; you are expressing.” I love being in that space where I am not really thinking, I am expressing what I am feeling inside. One could say that I make art to please the eye and touch the soul.
Abi Mallick is an Austin based printmaker, illustrator and fabric artist. She graduated from Evergreen State College, formerly taught kindergarten at Austin public schools, and is now working on a masters degree from UT Austin. Her work focuses on the conflict between the patterns in the natural world and the chaos of human perception.
My art is a gift from my Father. I am blessed beyond measure. It is indeed a part of who I am.
Experimentation with various mediums and the manipulation of those mediums is a driving force which provides interesting puzzles in need of solving. When I am in that place...experimenting and trying to solve that puzzle...I am joy filled.
I also like to work in series. It is freedom giving. Some series never make it past the first in the series, but had their beginning with a series in mind. Series tend to allow for building. A new concept is not needed each time I approach a blank paper or canvas. There is already something their awaiting to be built upon.
Memory, location and nature, the inspirations
Texture and pattern, the fascination
Printmaking, the adventure.
The dance of the brush, the roll of the brayer, the work in progress; soul satisfying!
Anna Marie Pavlik 417 Wapping St. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2017)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2016)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, Best of Show Fine Arts & Craft, Purchase Award (2015)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2014)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2013)
FLORAL FUSSION, Best Two Dimensional Art Award (2012)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, Best in Show Fine Arts & Craft, Purchase Award (2011)
2018 KENTUCKY WILDLANDS, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (KNLT group)
2018 RANDOM OBJECTS, Dougherty Art Center, Austin Texas (group)
2017 ETCHED THOUGHTS, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indian (solo)
2017 225: ARTISTS CELEBRATE KENTUCKY’S HISTORY, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
2017 PORCELAIN, GLASS, & ETCHING, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (3 person)
2016 WANDERLUST, Craft(s) Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (solo)
2016 AT THE RIVER’S BEND, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana (juried)
2016 WATER: WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM, Ripple River Gallery, Aiken, Minnesota (Invitational)
2016 GREAT IMPRESSIONS: PRINTS BY KENTUCKY ARTISANS, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
2015 FLORAL FUSION, Scott County Cultural Center, Georgetown, Kentucky
2015 POINT OF VIEW, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (Two person)
2014 SECRETS OF PRINTMAKING, Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota (invitational)
2014 ART FOR EARTH DAY, NEW HORIZONS, Waters of Superior, Duluth, Minnesota (group)
2014 HOT, BRIGHT, & BOLD, Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky (solo)
2013 SELECTIONS, Gallery Hop featured Artist, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, Kentucky
2013 ETCHINGS, Ripple River Gallery, Aitken, Minnesota (solo)
2012 FULL SPECTRUM, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (curated)
2012 EARTHDAY, Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota (invitational)
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Amity Art Foundation, Inc, Woodbridge, CT Bluff Country Artist Gallery, Spring Grove, MN
Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, et al, Austin, TX Cedar Rapids Museum of Art- shop, Iowa
Brown Manufacturing Company, Austin, TX Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY
Dain Bosworth, Minneapolis, Minnesota Craft(s), Louisville, KY
Hallmark Corporation, Kansas
Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Artist Collection Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY
Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing, St Paul, MN Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, MN
Post Properties Collection, Dallas, Texas Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN
Regents Hospital, Wayzata, Minnesota River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Sower Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri Waters of Superior, Duluth, MN
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Missouri
Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD
Anna Marie Pavlik 417 Wapping St. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and the need I perceive in people to understand their relationship to the environment have encouraged me to work with nature related themes. My images are focused on revealing and presenting how nature has functioned. I extract the concepts which I visually explore, from my observations of natural sites, science publications, and maps. By creating these works I hope to direct the viewer’s attention to the irreplaceable value, sublime beauty, and mystery found within our natural environment.
2017 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana
2016 Energy Choices & Printing, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky
2014 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Porcupine Mountain State Park, Michigan
2014 Soft Foam Printing, Quetico Provincial Park, Dawson Campground, Ontario, Canada
2013 Soft Foam Printing & Mural Project, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky
2013 Pasta Machine Printing, Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN
2012 Artist in Residence, Petrified Forest National Park, Relief Printing Workshop, Arizona
2012 Art in the Garden, Etching presentation, Liberty Hall Frankfort, Kentucky
2011 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky
2011 Artist in Residence, Catoctin Mountain Park, Presentation and Workshop, Maryland
PUBLICATIONS (contributing artist)
2014 Historic House and Tree Tour, Tree Coalition Publication
2013 Tree Tour, Tree Coalition Publication
2008 Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Calyx Press
2006 Response, Calyx Press, Lake Superior Writers & Northern Printmakers Alliance
2005 Dust & Fire, Bemidji State University Publications, Maureen Gibbon
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art 1974; University of Minnesota, Duluth
Drafting Certificate 1976, St Paul Vocational School, St Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1978; ICS Pennsylvania
I was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and after moving multiple times my parents chose Minnesota where I lived until relocating to Austin, Texas. I now reside in Frankfort, Kentucky. My college years were concentrated in Duluth attending St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin, Superior. This was followed by a Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School leading to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing. My work at 3M was focused on Product Development. I hold one patent for a wire holding devise. The need for a greater involvement with art resulted in a membership at Flatbed Press, a print publishing studio in Austin, Texas. Participation in the Serie Project at Coronado Studio and work at Slugfest Printmaking Workshop evolved into setting up my own studio. Focus on the intaglio process and stratograph, a monoprint technique have resulted in several bodies of work. "Personal Poems” is a series of small biographical etchings dealing with issues of adulthood. "Ideal Mechanical Advantage” presents the transition from the factual world of engineering to sensory perception. "Global Fables” is a collection of pieces that study of the tradition of a short story with a moral from diverse cultures. I am now focused on work which involves the perilous future of the natural world. The common factor in each of these series is the narrative thread which each piece presents.
I have a fascination with nature and I love collecting seeds, bones, and oddities I find in the streets. These often inspire ideas along with images I dream. The evolution of those ideas through drawing and the solar intaglio printmaking process is challenging but exciting. Imagination plays a big part in the formation of images and I find it satisfying when it all comes together.
Image-making has been a part of my being ever since I was old enough to make marks with pencil or crayon. I am at ease with observation and naturalistic drawing, yet merely recording my surroundings doesn’t help me to fully understand my world. I interpret what I see or imagine other realms to illuminate the paradoxes and ironies I observe around me.
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