Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
silk organza, cave paper
Artist Statement about work:
Ghost image is an experiment in materials, texture, and writing. Inspired by a photo I took at night during a full moon that resulted in what I believe is a photo aberration. I used the abstracted image as a basis for color, shape and texture. In the spirit of the hand drawn/ painted I choose to work with variety of hand painted collaraphs as a way to achieve a repeatable hand worked texture. Typically I am an image-maker that either collaborates with a writer or uses found text, but recently I’ve been interested in generating my own text. Instead of directly collaborating with a writer I chose to respond to a couple of poets/ poems; Carl Sandburg’s, Wilderness and Robert Lax’s minimalists poetry.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – muted or pastel; structure – codex; image – found image; technique – hand drawn or painted; layout – across the folds or gutters; text – collaborate with a writer or poet; paper- minimal paper usage. Adjectives: quiet , subtle , photographic , manifesto based , surreal graphic
Elizabeth Munger is a MFA graduate from the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book. She creates artists books, as well as works on paper. Additionally, she owns and operates the Paper Nest, a custom letterpress printing and paper shop in Iowa City.