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Gretchen Walkup

Gretchen Walkup

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Artist Work

LIMINALITY: the 2nd of May (4)
2012
digital pigment print
4” x 6”
LIMINALITY: the 21st of May (1)
2012
digital pigment print
4” x 6”
LIMINALITY: the 21st of May (4)
2012
digital pigment print
4” x 6”
LIMINALITY: the 5th of May (4)
digital pigment print
4” x 6”
LIMINALITY: the 29th of May (2)
2013
digital pigment print
4” x 6”
LIMINALITY: the 17th of December (4)
2012
digital pigment print
4” x 6”

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

“What are we here for?” I say, “We won't know without more art.” I look for answers through photographs and woodcut prints. I'm fascinated by palimpsests—the ideas that surfaces have history; that they've been used previously, for different purposes, with different intentions; and that there are layers of meaning, unexpected, accidental, intentional. I also want to reflect the beauty found in our everyday lives—at once mundane and profound, sacred and profane. Louise Bourgeois, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Mark Rothko, Joseph Cornell, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Maude Lebowski, Miss Lissie, Eddie Vedder, Mary Oliver, Juzo Itami, libraries and museums, collections and catalogues, gardens, slow food, fuzzy edges, found objects, the reduce–re-use–recycle triangle, upcycling, ukuleles and accordions, the ocean, books, cinematography, hanga, shibui, honeybees, and cats all inspire me.

Artist Bio

I live and work in Baltimore, Maryland.