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Nature Composed - New woodblock prints by Margaret Barnaby

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Event date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:00
Full Address: 
55-3435 Akoni Pule Hwy Hawi
Venue: 
Living Arts Gallery
Cost: 
free
Contact Phone Number: 
808.889.0739
Details: 
 The Living Arts Gallery is proud to present a stunning group of new original woodblock prints by M The Living Arts Gallery is proud to present a stunning group of new original woodblock prints by Margaret Barnaby, award-winning printmaker.  The show, "Nature Composed," will be featured throughout November and December at the Gallery, located on the main street of Hawi, and open daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  This group of large format multiple plate woodblock prints continues to explore the beauty and balance of the endangered native 'alala (Hawaiian corvid) and it's Hawaiian habitat.
 
 
After working for many years as a studio art jeweler, Margaret Barnaby  turned to multiple plate wood block printmaking.  The natural world around her has always been the starting point of her work.  For the last few
years she has been making a series of prints using the 'alala, the severely endangered Hawaiian raven, as a metaphor for hope and change.
 
"  Wood block printing satisfies my love of physical  craft, and provides a way to experiment with color,
composition and content!"
 
"In general for each print I select a native Hawaiian plant and place it with the endangered Hawaiian corvid, 'alala.   I use the 'alala as a symbol of what is best and worst about people. We are the reason that these birds and plants are in trouble, and we have the power to protect them.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that a black bird has a lot of graphic punch. For each print, I spend a lot of time organizing the natural elements into a dynamic composition. This is something we are constantly trying to do: Classify, name, organize, understand mindless, untrammeled nature. For me this is one of the most difficult and interesting parts of the process.
I am trying to make the picture tell a story by moving the viewer's attention around the page. There is always more crazy, wonderful detail outside than I can ever put into the print. I must edit. " 
 
For additional information please contact the Living Arts Gallery at 808-889-0739.
 argaret Barnaby, award-winning printmaker.  The show, "Nature Composed," will be featured throughout November and December at the Gallery, located on the main street of Hawi, and open daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  This group of large format multiple plate woodblock prints continues to explore the beauty and balance of the endangered native 'alala (Hawaiian corvid) and it's Hawaiian habitat.
 
 
After working for many years as a studio art jeweler, Margaret Barnaby  turned to multiple plate wood block printmaking.  The natural world around her has always been the starting point of her work.  For the last few
years she has been making a series of prints using the 'alala, the severely endangered Hawaiian raven, as a metaphor for hope and change.
 
"  Wood block printing satisfies my love of physical  craft, and provides a way to experiment with color,
composition and content!"
 
"In general for each print I select a native Hawaiian plant and place it with the endangered Hawaiian corvid, 'alala.   I use the 'alala as a symbol of what is best and worst about people. We are the reason that these birds and plants are in trouble, and we have the power to protect them.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that a black bird has a lot of graphic punch. For each print, I spend a lot of time organizing the natural elements into a dynamic composition. This is something we are constantly trying to do: Classify, name, organize, understand mindless, untrammeled nature. For me this is one of the most difficult and interesting parts of the process.
I am trying to make the picture tell a story by moving the viewer's attention around the page. There is always more crazy, wonderful detail outside than I can ever put into the print. I must edit. " 
 
For additional information please contact the Living Arts Gallery at 808-889-0739.