Carol Moore creates lithographs and intaglio etchings with a personal connection, including portraits focusing on her own human encounters, as well as images that address her interactions with the natural world. Sometimes, she purposely seeks plant specimens and manipulates them both physically and digitally in search of inspiration. Other times, it is an encounter with nature that compels her to elaborate on a moment. Her work is detail oriented, as she likes to reveal and magnify the textures that attracted her to a subject. Often, the natural elements that she explores evoke a memory or time in her life. It is those moments that she searches for when she creates an image and it is those moments that excite her as an artist.
As a printmaker she says, "I enjoy a wide range of technical options, as well as the endless opportunities for experimentation and invention that are offered by the science of printmaking. When printing my images, I often print a variety of small editions from the same plate using different colored papers and inks. Sometimes, I add slight variations within my editions through hand coloring."
The application of color in printmaking is traditionally indirect, requiring a separate plate for each color. In many of her more recent works she employs a method of hand coloring that allows the freedom of direct application of color in a way that enables the color to fall behind the ink in a cohesive way. Her work does not end at the press. This application of color to her prints can be quite time consuming, but it allows her to get very intimate with each print.
Carol Moore says about her art, "When I feel moved to create an image, the content is always linked to my life, as I believe the most important aspect of my art is my genuine presence. I hope this communication will resonate with my viewer through shared human experience to stir in them memories from their own lives."
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