In my work, I blend architecture, urban details, and fleeting moments to tell a richly layered story not possible individually. I have always been fascinated with buildings during my travels abroad along with the historic skyline of my longtime home in Boston. More recently, I have noticed the details around us in the city: restored retro signage, the oddly painted door, and the outdoor cafe made from an old bus. I see this all as expressions of human creativity, the essence of what I am trying to capture in my work. With printmaking, I use the solarplate intaglio technique to translate photographic elements into printed form and then combine several plates into a single scene. The composite scenes build a narrative that represents how I experience the world in an attempt to create a feeling of nostalgia, permanence and personality.
Contact the artist at www.bethkerschen.com
Tacqueria Mercado on Alberta Street
by Beth Kerschen
VillaDuCarl Art Collection | Portland, Oregon
Photo Emulsion on Paper
19″ x 13″