CREATIVITY TAKES COURAGE - Henri Matisse
Simplification. Through visual elements or typography, Sherry strives to break the subject matter down to a basic, uncomplicated message or form that quickly tells a story.
After receiving her art degree from Iowa State University, Sherry lived in the Midwest and California, ultimately settling in Utah in 2005. Sherry has shown her paintings and prints in multiple venues in Utah and has been involved with numerous festivals and community art projects. She mentors students in both art and design.
I’ve always had a passion for art and the tendency to simplify the complex. In my current work, the Besendorfer Ranch Project, I have chosen objects and scenes that get to the essence of what the ranch is all about. Rusty oil cans, vintage cars, ornate cash registers, rotary pay phones and more. In their heyday, these items were necessary for day-to-day activities, and now, tossed aside and saved for their interest, intrinsic value or memories of loved ones or events from days gone by.
Although I choose to simplify the subject matter, my process is not simple. I have selected copperplate intaglio printmaking, a multi-step system that is perfectly imperfect. Each print has its own unique character with blemishes that are inherent to intaglio. I enjoy the contrast of these unpredictable marks with my own carefully drawn and etched lines. The Besendorfer Ranch objects truly lend themselves to this medium.
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