Mapping Giotto Series
Mapping Giotto is a series of mixed media collagraph prints of imaginary color spaces. Struck by an overwhelming sense of the sacred when visiting the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, I questioned how a perceptual experience translates into a non-religious conception of the transcendent. Geometric forms reference the quirky perspectives in the stage-like settings of the proto-Renaissance art of Giotto and Cimabue. Collagraph printing plates, shaped and incised with geometric forms, are printed in various combinations. Mixed media is then applied to the grounds to resolve the images. The resulting works reference sensory memory using color, transparency, and texture to evoke an experience of place.