Artwork > Printmaking

Recent work is inspired by encounters with the city of Venice, Italy. The powerful descriptive language of Joseph Brodsky’s Watermark, a collection of essays about Venice, exerted a strong influence on my own experience as an artist-in-residence there in Winter 2012-2013.
Reading Brodsky’s work prior to my residency, I was struck by the uncanny sensation of having memories of a place I was seeing for the first time.
Accordingly, my work fluctuates between first-hand representation, and quotation or re-telling, borrowing the nostalgic recollections of others.
2014 summer residency program at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia served as a foundation for the 2015 SGCI conference presentation.

mariana smith nostalgia
intaglio, graphite monotype, gold leaf,copper plates
2015
etching, photogravure, chine colle, gold leaf  burnt and branded paper
Intaglio
22" x 34"
2011
Untitled
Intaglio
2011
Taking Home With You, silkscreen
silkscreen
20" x 25"
2012
 Silkscreen as foldable 3D print
silkscreen
varied
2012
As Certain As II
Intaglio
2010
Horizon
Intaglio
20" x 20"
2009
Totentanz
Intaglio
36" X 63"
2008
Flying
Intaglio
21" x 21"
2002