New prints by Stamps alumna Katie Shulman (BFA 2010)

"Much of my work has used the female body as a canvas. Previously, I have used print media as a means to explore conceptual considerations around the female form. More recently however, I have been thinking of the figure an abstracted landscape, superimposing organic imagery and patterns over once nude contours. After gathering imagery, I often manipulate my source material by making collages in order to create an unexpected organic arrangement that I then superimpose onto a figure shape. In complete contrast to the natural imagery I draw inspiration from, my compositions often require hours of meticulous, repetitive and conscious carving. In the end, the images I create straddle the line between natural and unnatural."