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Christine Drake
updated: 01/22/2012
website: www.christinedrake.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Found Alphabet 22
Found Alphabet 1
Found Alphabet 2
Found Alphabet 4
Found Alphabet 6
Found Alphabet 8
Found Alphabet 10
Found Alphabet 15
Found Alphabet 18
Found Alphabet 19
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, text, organic, science, nature
 
 
Found Alphabet 22 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 22
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 1 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 1
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 2 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 2
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 4 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 4
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 6 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 6
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 8 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 8
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 10 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 10
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 15 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 15
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 18 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 18
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 
Found Alphabet 19 by Christine Drake
Found Alphabet 19
Monotype
2012
20" x  16" 

Artist Statement

Found Alphabet 

For years, I’ve been thinking about creating my own language.  Let’s begin with an alphabet.  My alphabet is made up of found objects from nature—leaves, flowers, shells, stones, feathers, insects, bark—glued onto pieces of cardboard, inked and printed as collagraphic letter blocks.

Imagine a new, alien language where the placement and relationship between letters has meaning.    Like a medieval manuscript, the text is illuminated with fabric patterns taken from old quilts:  stripes, plaids or flowers. It’s the visual weight of the final image that is important to me.  Not too heavily chaotic, not so light it floats off the page. 

This series of monotypes measures16” w x 20”h each, with archival board, collagraphs, solvent transfers and gouache.

 

Artist Bio / CV

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Artist’s Files Archive
The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Artist Registry and Viewing Program
Beijing Natural Culture Center, Beijing Peoples Republic of China
Resim ve Heykel Müzeleri Dernegi, Istanbul, Turkey
Kate Skipworth Museum, University of Mississippi 

EDUCATION
New York University, Master of Arts, Studio Art
Dickinson College, Bachelor of Arts, Art History