I have been working on this piece for a month solid. Bookworks sponsored a 2nd steam roller print event in which we select few artists create a large linocut that would be pressed and printed with a steam roller.
Asheville is my community and I chose this subject matter inspired by the use of printed works to further democracy.
My artist’s statement:
I was inspired by lectures of Dr. Darin Waters of UNCA about “collective historical memory” and as a white Ashevillian felt like it could be a learning experience that I could pass on through this work and inspire others in my community to take a look at the rich history that is in danger of becoming forgotten as our town becomes more homogenized.
I will post a finished print soon with some pertinent information…