‘When I was a child I travelled through Europe in a campervan with my parents and four brothers and sisters. I have an enduring memory of taking brass rubbings from plaques on the floor of cathedrals, with crayons and newsprint, often having to brush the snow off first.
‘The ambience of the cathedrals with their richly textured fabrics and austere stone sculpture will always be inadequately described in words. Modern abstract painting can also touch the subconscious in a similar way. On the one hand it can be cold and mathematical in precision and on the other, illogically emotional.’
- Wendy Murphy, Artist statement, December 2009
Marlborough-based artist Wendy Murphy was selected for a number of important national and international printmaking exhibitions and awards in 2008 and 2009, including the Fifth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, and the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking Biennial Foot Prints International Exhibition in New York 2008.
She lives and works in Blenheim, both as an artist and a teacher.
Her very intimate, one-off prints play on the subconscious, in the finest tradition of printmaking. “Geometric Progressions” is a series of meditative works evocative of contemporary icons; made by combining the traditional printmaking techniques of mezzotint and relief printing.
Wendy was influenced by historical Byzantine images and also the Modern Abstract tradition of picture making.
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