One of my goals in expanding my etching press is that I want to be able to create larger images. Right now the widest print I can manage is about 20 inches high. My reasons for the need for size are two-fold. Because my work centers around patterns, the more room the pattern has to repeat, the more effective the print.
Elizabeth Busey, Vernal Paradox. Linoleum Reduction Print, 14 x 28in, 2012.
But I also want to create larger art for larger walls -- specifically walls that might be in hospitals, medical centers and places of healing. Being sick is such a tremendously stressful event in a person's life, and researchers have found that a stimulating, nurturing aesthetic environment can be helpful in the healing process. I recently had a show in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Health System in their Gifts of Art program. I had the pleasure of having my art reviewed by Angela Son of Art Animal. Read the entire article here: http://www.artanimalmag.com/feauture-elizabeth-busey/ I am off to the metal shop to work on the second roller. My goal is to have the press finished by New Year's Day - and plan a press party for the New Year.