Sticks and Stones is a pictorial represention of tensions that play out in childhood. It speaks to asserting ones identity and learning to compromise and be a friend.
BFK Rives, Japanese paper, fiber dyes,etching inks
Carolyn Shattuck who was born in Montreal, Canada, moved to the United States in 1971. After a short stay , she and her husband lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years where she became influenced by the history and beauty of the Japanese prints . After returning to the United States she studied painting at Bard College. She divided her time between her painting and developing a unique printing method. Her work embraces the juxtaposition of many cross-cultural images. Shattuck believes her work is the freedom to extrapolate ideas and motifs from many sources in order that they can cross-pollinate and exist as a whole. For the past 15 years Book Arts has been the focus of a her work. .Her books can be seen in over 20 University Collections throughout the United States.