In December I installed this piece for a show called "Handmade Meaning - the value of craft in Victorian and contemporary culture" at the James Waltrous Gallery in Madison, WI. The show showcased many contemporary Wisconsin artists and crafters interspersed with Victorian arts and craft pieces. My piece was from the "Rat King" trypdych that I first installed in 2008 at Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery in Milwaukee.
The piece is a collage of relief printed cut-outs. The rats on the wall had to be re-printed for the installation. So much has changed in the past three years. In 2008, because of my studio circumstances the rats had to each be hand printed with a barren using water based inks. Now I get to use the facilities at RedLine- printing with a press with so many inks to choose from (I still had to use water-based to emulated the look of the original framed piece.)
The original Installation at Paper Boat:
Handmade Meaning runs until February 6th.
(Handmade Meaning photos by Monica Gorko)