Grief by Holly Downing

Grief by Holly Downing

Grief

Holly Downing

Title

Grief

 
Artist

Holly Downing

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2017  
Technique
mezzotint 
Image Size
6 7/8 x 8 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
8 of 20  
Annotations
pencil dated after signature, titled lower center 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Rives BFK 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
HD211 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Artists often use personal experiences, both physical and emotional, to inform the content of their work. This mezzotint by Holly Downing was done as a response to the loss of someone very close to her. Holly suggests that individuals weave around one another to become the fabric of our lives and, when someone dies, the fabric weakens and then frays.

Between the years 1974 and 1980, Downing resided in England where she researched the mezzotint technique earning her M.F.A. from Goddard College in 1980. Downing taught art for twenty-three years at the Santa Rosa Junior College and prior to that she taught briefly at the University of California at Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University.