Paint on Quilts
The Pink House
One of a Kind
Under the Wallpaper
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Squawking Bird Greeting the Sun, 24" x 18"
Bird Leting the Skeleton Out of the Closet, 22" x 30"
Squawking Bird Meeting Her Indian Spirit, 22" x 30"
Squawking Bird Receiving Knowledge, 22" x 30"
Squawking Bird in a Museum, 22" x 30"
Collection of Gretchen Mehring
Not being afraid to experience life is the message in the "Squawking
Bird" series of
prints. Squawking bird is symbolic of the life force that is open to
willing to face anything head on, and ready to go after it all. The
"bird" is an
ancient motif for woman and relates to the nesting need, but the
represents adventure into the self through reality, a go-get-'em kind of
These black and white prints are monotypes. I inked my plate and used a
subtraction technique to create these compositions. "Greeting the Sun"
tribute to joyful song, the day and new beginnings; "Letting the Skeleton
Out of the
Closet" pokes fun at inner fears; "In a Museum" shows squawking bird not
viewer, but as a part of the collection, possibly in shocked recognition
archival fame. "Meeting Her Indian Spirit" relates to experimentation,
magic and ritual. And finally, "Receiving Knowledge" is about knowledge
but along with power comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes
without wisdom, knowledge is nothing.
Louie Laskowski Studio
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Brookston, IN 47923
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