Mckay’s Road (Boarded Up) (2020)
linocut on rag paper
11 x 15 in.
“My artwork investigates the idea of home both as a building we live in and as a larger place in the world. These settings have the capacity to hold ideas, relationships, traumas, and comforts; each of these associations are completely individual, and influence our perceptions of any place and time. The physical act of creating is deeply involved in each piece, whether it be handwork on wood or the carving of a matrix. By pairing images and motifs from life with these processes, I meditate on interdependence, personal histories, and the unending effort we as humans put into making a space where we feel at home.
In my interdisciplinary practice, I unpack the complexities of family relationships and memory through sculpture and printmaking. By referencing personal imagery and experiences, an atmosphere of closeness and vulnerability is created, one where deeper questions of lived experience can be considered. Whether figurative or abstracted, my artwork represents an intensive exploration of self, image, and material.”
© Megan Hulan