Annie Rogers

…as if it were a scene made-up by the mind,
that is not mine, but is a made place,
that is mine….
that is a made place, created by light.
Robert Duncan

Working on a print for me is often accompanied by lines of poetry, a doubling of the aural and visual, moment by moment glimmers into the unknown. I am interested in simulacrum images, not of things or places, but resemblances, semblances, substitutions formed into carved textures and negative spaces, translucent overlays of muted color, shapes and lines sequenced through repetition and surprise. I also make books, books that record moments, forget them and find them later as trace memories: imprinted textures, words falling away.

I am drawn to enfold this process in handmade boxes and envelopes that convey a poetics of making. As a poet I have been writing lyric lines to accompany my drawings and prints for years; whatever book I make is an folded, enfolded art of this strange accompaniment.

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