About this piece:
Evoking a field notes notebook, Flint Notes documents the artist’s recent experimentation with the paper felting technique, joomchi. Using a process of repetitive kneading and binding of hanji with water, the artist reflects her experience of the ancient marine Flint Hills landscape after an artist residency with the National Park Service at the Tallgrass National Preserve in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Her work explores the narratives of prairie travelers returning and tracing paths rutted into the prairie earth over time, the quest for direction amidst the rising and falling arcs of horizon, and the deep impression of being coincident with center in that powerful landscape. She considers what is revealed and remembered in the act of erosion.
paper, ink, thread, board
About the artist:
Julie Nocent-Vigil resides in Santa Fe, where she is developing projects in the printmaking and book arts department at the Santa Fe Community College and its Center for the Book. She did graduate studies in Native art history and architecture at the University of New Mexico, and completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in philosophy and religious studies. Her work incorporates fragments of text, erasure, and built layers to communicate an experience of memory and meaningful connection over time in records of passage and personal geographies traced in the Southwest.
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