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The Printmaker: Timothy McDowell

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

When I discovered the work of Timothy McDowell on Art Splash I assumed that his dark, dreamy visually-rich pieces were paintings. Not so! It turns out McDowell is a printmaker through and through (and a professor of printmaking) and views the medium as fundamental to his art. His work is on display at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta where the images below were taken.

No medium prior to the invention of the Internet has done more to bring image and text to millions of people. The sharing of images, the influencing of culture and audiences worldwide was also accomplished by the print a thousand years ago…”

“…I make prints because they are prints. No other medium can provide the visual vocabulary uniquely inherent with that of an etching; it is its own genre. The characteristics of the idiom are the reason to explore it…”

“…Each hand pulled print may be part of an edition of impressions made from the plate or plates used to hold the ink; but each print is also a unique work of art with subtle differences and ever so slight variations revealed only under close scrutiny. Each hand made impression always gives me a thrill when lifted off the press bed. The process is always demanding but at that moment, oh so rewarding.” – Timothy McDowell