Lee Ann Frame
Born near the shores of Lake MI, I spent much of my youth out-of-doors where I continue to be most comfortable and engaged. My work is an extension of the anxiety and the freedom I feel when I explore the nearby shoreline of Lake Michigan and new discoveries in unfamiliar places. Nature has a way of presenting itself new and continually challenging me–these experiences rouse my imagination. The land has become a resource providing reference and spatial understanding. I am interested in the elements that are found through drawing and etching. A new relationship begins with the start of each print, taking energy, attention, and passion. The ideas I want to work out, the materials I work with, is a collaborative process that takes time to develop. There has to be room for the unexpected and a readiness to take hold of it when it arrives. In printmaking (no matter one’s expertise), there is often an unexpected glitch that you have to figure out how to rectify. That process taught me that it is always important to leave myself open to reactive change and to remember that a detour may in fact lead you to something more interesting than what you had originally intended. I work in hand pulled original prints, etching, and woodblock. My hope is that my work will conjure a memory, tap the imagination allowing for an intimate visual experience.