My work, print and paint, metaphor and narrative, is a unique, open?ended story being continued without conclusion. Central to the story are the consequences of human greed and the consumer culture. Reading and meaning of word and image are a preoccupation. Text is texture as well as talk. The icon Alice is at the center of various series of etchings/engravings that began in the year 2000 with the production of artist book, L’AUTRE HEURE. As a continued reinvention of Alice and friends from the original Lewis Carroll allegories, the series of etchings, ALICE’S GARDEN is a dark slightly humorous metaphor for our age of productivity. Scrolls, like cartoons suspended in space and oversized book pages maintain a light playful form for a somber subject. ALICE AWAKENING, a series of litho and collage represent the descent into the rabbit hole. Lithography here allows pure illustration made complex and sumptuous by the collage elements. Repetition and color substitution unique to printmaking support the concept life as the mirror. ALICE AWAKENING, artist book production/ 2010 by combines my original lithographic drawings with etchings, picture and text. This work, dedicated to a Buddhist poem about the attainment of transcendent joy. Alice in “Through the Looking Glass” discovers this potential. I have currently launched into a series of large format oil-on-canvas paintings that continue to elucidate my views on our cultural mishaps. The icon are now shouting with colour and imposing proportions, increasing possibilities for transformation.
Louise Bloom hasn't uploaded any images yet. Please check back soon!