Dorothy Simpson Krause
Ladies of the Night (2017)
artist book printed on Roland flatbed printer with white and gloss inks in aluminum box
9.5 x 57 in. open | 9.5 x 11.5 in. folded
My work encompasses who and what I come into contact with on a daily basis. For me, art is everywhere. Any life experience can become a work of art.
I am a painter by training and collage-maker by nature who began my experimental printmaking with reprographic machines. Since being introduced to computers in the late 1960’s when working on my doctorate at Penn State, I have combined traditional and digital media.
My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge these two forms. It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning. It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future. My art-making is an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue—a visible means of exploring meaning.
© Dorothy Simpson Krause