Marilyn Wylder …. Works on Paper

I like to use urbane imagery, particularly the scruffy, mundane details passersby barely notice.

I take a digital photo, transform it with Photoshop, sketch in details, and then transfer the altered image onto a light sensitive plate. The subject might be tire treads, cracks in the pavement, shadows on a wall; when they’re transformed – in fact, when they’re even noticed – they take on aspects that are other worldly, even religious.

The way I ink the plate imbues a painterly quality – in fact, my prints are often taken for paintings. The colors migrate in surprising ways, often blending and deflecting, so that each pulled print has its own look.

 

diptych tree shadows

Tree shadows, rendered into color…a diptych.

Tree shadow diptych, rendered in color

Tree shadow diptych, rendered in color

swimmer pool blue

Swimmer under the surface of the pool.

green tree branch shadow

Tree shadow rendered in green hues.

palm shadow black

Shadow of palm branch cast on the sidewalk.

 

green blue shadow tree

Tree shadow rendered in autumn colors

summer_shadow_red

This is urbane imagery, particularly the scruffy, mundane details passersby barely notice. I take a digital photo, transform it with Photoshop, sketch in details, and then transfer the altered image onto a light sensitive plate. The subject might be tire treads, cracks in the pavement, shadows on a wall; when they’re transformed – in fact, when they’re even noticed – they take on aspects that are other worldly, even religious.

www.marilynwylder.com