Anna Marie Pavlik
Shadowland: Stratographs and Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik
February 1st through February 24th, 2019
Shadowland is a term first used about 200 years ago to describe a phantom glimpse. The uncertain reality of that era as well as our own, are seen in the stratogrpahs and etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik. The stratographs, are the product of a monoprint layered process, combining historically based views with impressions made from contemporary tree leaves. Through this process, each imprinted leaf develops its own character and communicates a bond between time periods. The etchings originate from the beauty and wonder of nature. By attracting the viewers’ attention these images request participation in understanding and appreciating our environment.
Anna Marie Pavlik grew up in Minnesota and moved to Austin, Texas in 1985. Her first degree is a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. This was followed by a Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School leading to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing. The need for greater involvement with art resulted in membership at Flatbed Press. Participation in the Serie Project at Coronado Studio and work at Slugfest Printmaking Workshop evolved into setting up her own studio. Focusing on the intaglio process and stratograph, a monoprint technique has resulted in several bodies of work exploring narrative themes. She now resides in Frankfort, Kentucky
Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and a need to understand the relationship of people to their environment have encouraged her to explore nature-related themes. The detailed attention given to the mysteries of nature, incorporate perceptions beyond mere physical reality. Participation in Artist-in-Residence programs sponsored by Provincial, State, and National Parks, is a means to fulfill her lust for wandering paths and waterways. The collaborations with Parks have resulted in artwork exhibited at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska, PRINT USA, Springfield Art Museum, and publication in the Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Calyx Press. Her etchings are represented in the collections of the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri, Solender/Hall, Inc., Dallas, Texas, Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and University of South Dakota, Vermilion.