Liz Chalfin

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Liz Chalfin

Through a 48-hour deep etch into old printing plates, I created a cast of copper figures born from observations of people in public places. I routinely photograph people at fairs, museums, parades paying attention to posture, gesture and how they occupy space.

These figures travel through this body of work, reformed and re-incarnated through embossing, drawing, collage, and intaglio processes. Each work of art that emerged from this process is a new iteration. During the two years of working with these characters they have at different times reflected my feelings about the pandemic, climate change, interpersonal relationships and the precarious state of humankind and the natural world.


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