About this piece:
Universal Sample is part of a larger series of artist books and prints inspired by Charles Darwin, his travels to the Galapagos Islands and by theories of evolution. The prints are taken from a series of drawings of jarred specimens which I completed at the Huntarian Museum in London. Universal Sample presents a progression from early life forms to a final molecular disintegration. Universal Sample was printed at the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative and bound at Plat 21 Studio.
About the artist:
Lives and works in Maryville, Tennessee, United States.
Diane Stemper received her B.F.A. in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University. Her artist books are in private collections and in the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC, USA) as well as several regional special collections.