1. Lost and Loved – collage/printmaking; 12 x 12 in.
2. Puritan Couple – collage/printmaking; 12 x 12 in.
3. Mallory – collage/printmaking; 30 x 30 in.
4. Petronia – collage/printmaking; 30 x 30 in.
“NO HAND CAN BLOCK OUT THE SUN” – Chinese Proverb
Carolyn Shattuck, born in Montreal, Canada, moved to the United States in 1971. She and her husband lived in Okinawa, Japan where she became influenced by the history and beauty of the Japanese prints . Upon returning to the United States she studied painting at Bard College. She divides her time between painting, printing and making books. Her work embraces the juxtaposition of many cross-cultural images. The folk art of urns, angels, death’s heads and hourglasses are reinvented through still lifes.
I hope to celebrate life in all its complexities while acknowledging the shadow on my left shoulder.
© Carolyn Shattuck