Roberta Malkin

Starfish (2020)
reduction woodcut
plate 32 x 28 in. | paper 40 x 32 in.

I am a painter, sculptor, and printmaker working primarily with the human figure. Over the course of my life I have experimented with numerous styles but my interest in the human figure has been a constant. Early in my career I developed chaotic patterns that seemed to flow directly out of my subjects and into the surrounding canvas. Even today I use abstract patterns, not just for decoration but to tie together my various elements. These connect the figures to each other, and to the viewer. Much of my work shows single figures but each of them are a reflection of the environment from which they come. They would be nothing without the interaction of others beings.

In this period of social isolation we miss the connections we had with others.

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