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Four Season Rug (Canadian)

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  • Tammy Ratcliff, Four Season Rug (Canadian), 2010. Photo: Scott Lee
    Tammy Ratcliff, Four Season Rug (Canadian), 2010. Photo: Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2010
Dimensions: 
109 x 145 cm
Materials:
paper, threads, washi
Techniques:
etching, relief printing, stitched
Type:
mixed media




Description

Through her intaglio, monotype prints, and mixed media works, Tammy Ratcliff explores her fascination with the natural world and its strength and beauty. The work draws attention to imperfections and...

Through her intaglio, monotype prints, and mixed media works, Tammy Ratcliff explores her fascination with the natural world and its strength and beauty. The work draws attention to imperfections and impermanence of all living things. From asymmetry in nature, to odd shaped spaces between branches, or the awkward curl of one petal on a flower, is where Ratcliff's curiosity begins. Her work, composed of numerous parts and pieces, is often built through layers of printed fine paper. Process and materials are as important to Ratcliff's work as are the themes of place, nostalgia, and a sense of calm.




Artist Profile

Tammy Ratcliff was born in Toronto in 1966. She studied printmaking at BealArt in London, Ontario and has been printing since her first class in 1990. She lives in Guelph with her family and works...



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