Hummingbird Press

Featured Artist Cathy Jean Clark

An October Field, Mixed media intaglio, 24” x 18”, by Cathy Jean Clark
I live and work in rural central Wisconsin, Neillsville, on an original farmstead near the beautiful black river. the perfect place for someone who loves being outside in nature. In 2003 I built a small functioning intaglio studio, Hummingbird Press, steps from my farmhouse and have been working full-time in it since 2005. The studio has two floors; the downstairs is a dedicated printmaking/ drawing area with a separate area for etching. the upstairs is for framing and storage with a small living area with a kitchen and bath. I can walk out the door and gather materials for my work and my studio assistants are my two German shepherds, Sasha and Stryder.
I received a BFA in Drawing and Prints from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and an MFA in Printmaking from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where I focused on etching.
Printmaking is a fascinating medium which is dear to me. I love the physicality of etching and reworking the plate. Today my prints are a combination of etching, chine collι, litho, drawing and machine stitching. I work organically and where I begin is often not anywhere near where I end. It’s a wonderful journey. Often my work is focused on the garden. They are still important to many people, including myself. There seems to be many deep archetypal connections to the garden. i believe the “Garden” to be how we physically and spiritually connect to the earth. it is our psychic umbilical cord to our planet. Through my work i hope to express some of the magical, mystical moments I have experienced living here. I feel a very powerful connection to nature and I hope my viewers can see and feel this connection.

An October Field, Mixed media intaglio, 24” x 18”, by Cathy Jean Clark Chinese Lanterns, Mixed media intaglio, 24” x 18”, by Cathy Jean Clark Four Moons, Mixed media intaglio, 24” x 18”, by Cathy Jean Clark Pale Lunar Light, Mixed media intaglio, 24” x 16”, by Cathy Jean Clark Summer Ferns, Winter Bulbs, Mixed media intaglio, 24” x 18”, by Cathy Jean Clark
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