Archive for Paperworks Winners 2017

Simon Hickey

June 24, 2017 Comments Off on Simon Hickey Paperworks Winners 2017

Title #19 by Simon Hickey


“My process is carefully placed ink on paper. Simple black and white used to create line, form, and movement. My goal is beauty.”







Liz Innvar

June 24, 2017 Comments Off on Liz Innvar Paperworks Winners 2017

Crossing by Liz Innvar


“I work in a variety of styles, the subject matter usually determines the method of expression. I wanted to convey ideas about harbors, seasides, rivers, marshes and have found that collage was a good medium for me. These collages are all gouache on sume paper which I treat with a polymer resin.”

Mario Laplante

June 24, 2017 Comments Off on Mario Laplante Paperworks Winners 2017

“As a printmaker I have accumulated years of printed matters that are calling to be revived. The work has allowed me to look back at my past work as a source of reference that can be re‐contextualized. Old prints were torn, hinged and collaged into paper objects/sculptures. The end result shows hints of imagery from previous works covered, or partly erased, underneath many new layers. The hint of a black and white etching from 1985 done in Montreal, Quebec, wrapped around discarded old lithographs printed while I was student in Madison, WI.  Upon looking at the artwork I am not unlike a Dendrochronologist who uses tree rings to answer questions about how past events affects the present.”

Wendy Letven

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Wendy Letven Paperworks Winners 2017

Thistle by Wendy Letven


“In my cut paper practice I work with a vocabulary of symbols and abstract forms, each a different expression or gesture. The shapes refer to things as disparate as sub atomic particles, radio waves and seed pods. Together and through repetition they are compounded and arranged in patterns to form larger expressions, suggesting aunderlying order behind nature’s diversity.”

Stephanie Losi

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Stephanie Losi Paperworks Winners 2017

Realizations by Stephanie Losi

“Humanity consists of 7 billion individual universes. It’s impossible to fully see inside someone’s universe to understand what drives them, moves them to tears, angers them or brings them joy, but we catch glimpses now and then. Brain art captures snapshots of individual human universes, filtered through words, poems and themes to evoke emotions. While we often feel alone with our thoughts, other people might share them if they knew what we were thinking. I began creating Brain Art because I was driven to express my feelings about having cancer at a young age. Showing the piece in a gallery helped me accept what happened and recognize I was not alone.”

Bob Mathews

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Bob Mathews Paperworks Winners 2017

Portrait 419 by Bob Mathews


“The charcoal portrait series is about people I have known or studied. Some of the stories behind each portrait I will share…..others I can not or will not.”

Selena Nawrocki

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Selena Nawrocki Paperworks Winners 2017

Style Moderne by Selena Nawrocki

“My works of mixed media images represent compositions utilizing the common thread of Interior Design. Traditional boundaries of Applied Arts have been shattered, with my axonometric drawings and computer renderings yielding a bas-relief sculptural quality associated with the fine arts media. An abstract room interior, rendered in informal balance, is created with line, plane, plus tints and shades of color. The effect I am seeking is a mechanized, industrial structure designed to simulate architectural construction elements. The honesty of materials is my principle focus in developing a machine-age quality enhanced with shadows and light.”

Carol Nussbaum

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Carol Nussbaum Paperworks Winners 2017

Porcupine by Carol Nussbaum


“This series of cyanotypes (blue image on a white background) were printed by using a negative transparency of my images. My ordinary photographs completely change character when I transform them into an ancient symbol called the Mandala. A mandala is traditionally used to signify a sacred space containing a circle with a center point that offers balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. Because of my background in graphic design, I am fascinated by the ways in which images can be manipulated on the computer in order to create a mood or suggest a period of time or even a  movement in the art world.”