My work embraces the celebration of land and natural phenomena.  Early life in Eastern Washington and current life in Oregon’s High Desert, both with their spare, elegant landscapes and panoramic views directly inform my work as a printmaker.   My palette and use of texture are inspired by daily walks through this amazing space.  Rugged outcroppings, rimrock and seemingly empty lands hold subtle beauty on both intimate and expansive levels.
 
The repetition of these land forms causes me to imagine a musical fugue of sort where rather than a short melody played by one instrument and then repeated by another as part of a larger orchestral piece, the High Desert provides endless repetition of elements.  The resulting  patterns are remarkable and often unimaginable.
 
The renditions of place presented in this exhibit are created by exploring stratification through the use of an etching press, multiple layers of inks and additional methods of mark making. The results are suggestions of the land and mood to which I am so connected.
  
Gin Laughery