paper, ink, plastic (coil binding)
Artist’s statement about this work:
Gail Watson grew up in New York, worked for a time in New York City, but in 2001 was living in Colorado. On September 11, 2001, she was scheduled to catch a United Airlines flight to Newark for a visit to her family. She was leaving for the airport when a friend called and told her to turn on the television. Her family fortunately was unharmed, but her trip to New York was delayed for 6 months. Her words describing the joy of that reunion are rendered more poignant by her photographs of a changed city. Gail Watson: “These are photos I took during that visit when the memorials were still growing around St. Paul’s Chapel and the twin beams of light filled the sky at night.”
About the artist:
Gail Watson began making art as a BFA candidate in sculptural ceramics at the State University of New York at New Paltz. While clay remains her first love, printmaking has been her focus for the past twenty years. A chance meeting with a letterpress printer lead to a grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts to learn the art of printing on her 1887 Pearl treadle press. Now an established book artist working in one of a kind and edition artists’ books, Gail’s work is in university and private collections across the country. She now works out of her home studio on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway near Rollinsville, Colorado.