Collagraph 14.75" x 52.5", set of 4 variable editions.
Fox jaw courtesy of taxidermist Cheryl Johnson w/ installation of a cottage kitchen,
In 2019, my grandmother, Rose Anita Thorne, passed from complications arisen from Alzheimer’s and her own body weight in cigarettes. She was the kind of woman who, as a child, would slip me 20’s and Reese’s Pieces peanut-butter cups as if they were the most illicit of drugs. Her estate within Cambridge Narrows was passed down to my mother, a little home we only wanted as a getaway, a token of country life as quaint as it was skeletal. Similar tales can be found through most of central New Brunswick, unkempt swaths of farmland, of forlorn nostalgia - places fading in thought, abandoned and reclaimed by nature. Memory inquiries to this increasingly common tale through the very nature of collagraph printmaking where every edition and reworking of the plate withers in quality yet retains some essence of tangibility.
Forlorn is a series of printed works detailing the forgotten, abandoned, and questionable areas of New Brunswick. Forlorn has been funded by ArtsNB and the Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation grants.
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