Another brilliant piece of artwork inspired by my novel, Hungry Ghosts, arrived last night, this from a brilliant New York printmaker named Dorothy Cochran.
“Emotions in Hungry Ghosts by Peggy Blair ricocheted at a feverish pace from Canada to Cuba. My print ‘Consequences of Emotion’ responded to the change of visual environment, snow juxtaposed to heat, to the disturbing back stories of the major characters and the layers of their complicated histories. The colors and energy of the gestures of my work express the fast pace of these interconnected stories.”
This print, with the other artworks, will be on display at Cake and Shake in Hintonburg throughout the month of June. We’ll be launching the exhibition and the book on June 4 at that same venue.
This work is 15″ by 22.5,” encaustic, unframed on Rives BFK rag paper, on sale for $ 450 USD. Isn’t it gorgeous? I can almost “see” the emotions swirling around in it, and for me, it captures the light of Cuba beautifully.
Dorothy Cochran is a well-known New York area printmaker, acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. A two-time recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship, she has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, Manhattan Graphics Center and is currently a faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum. Her work is represented in both private and public art collections throughout the United States including The New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art, Prudential Life Insurance, Valley Hospital and the Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University to name a few.
Recent exhibitions include the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Ct, the Art Museum of Southwest University in Minnesota and Franklin54 Gallery in New York City. She is a popular lecturer and workshop leader with a dedicated following and is a featured presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts where she has shown at A Gallery and The School House Gallery. Dorothy has an MFA from Columbia University and an MA, BA from Montclair State University. You can check out her work at www.dorothycochran.com.