Since 2007 I’ve been hand printing relief abstracts from found discarded objects. During my everyday walks, I collect the objects. At the end of the week, I compose relief prints from that week’s cache. Colors seen during my walks determine the palette for each print series. They become a record of that time and place.
I recycle supermarket Styrofoam trays as printing plates. I press the found objects into the plate. I print with Akua non toxic soy-based intaglio inks.
The resulting images are improvisational explorations of line quality, shape relationships, and tonal and color intensities. The juxtaposition of the objects determines what emerges.
Starting mid December 2011, I have been writing short word images which are paired with prints.
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Born in Montreal, Canada, Korths graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1981.
Now in her mid 50s, she creates relief prints from found objects pressed into styrofoam trays. She has taken printmaking workshops at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake from Larry Poole, Katherine Levin-Lau and Carol Vossler in the last 3 years.
For 2 weeks in Mazatlan, Mexico in January, 2011 she worked with master printmakers Glen Rogers in her studio and Lucila Santiago in her open art class at the Mexican School of Art. Other artists shared their expertise and observations as well.
She has since had some one-on-one time with Saranac Lake painter Tim Fortune, multi media artist John LaFalce and printmaker Jess Jeffreys. Since mid-April she has been devouring books on printmaking to learn more about the the techniques and traditions of printmaking.
During college, she enjoyed three semesters of pottery and one of figure drawing. A few years later she learned how to silk-screen at A Women’s Retreat near Warrensburg, NY. She also spent time making rubbings from plants that same year.
She currently resides in Saranac Lake, NY where during her 40s, she created abstract and sculptural works with handmade papers and found objects. Her print reliefs are displayed in the homes of family, friends, artists and others in North America and Europe. Her own yard displays a collection of brass pipe trees and the Rolling Stone tongue made from a rusted bumper draped over a metal culvert standing on end.
She, until recently, worked for two regional agencies, one for more than 15 years and the other for 5 years, providing marketing venues and services to micro-businesses, particularly artisans.