ReThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio Boston Public Library
Art in Print Vol. 2, No. 2
By Elaine Mehalakes
“In various pieces scattered throughout the exhibition, Heddi Vaughan Siebel explores the failed Ziegler Polar Expedition of 1903, of which her grandfather was apart. In Far, and Further (2012), an installation featuring monoprints, film, and sculpture, Siebel seems to incorporate references to the library, as have other artists in the exhibition. She invites visitors to inscribe columns of paper, shaped like bookmarks, with their dreams, and then tie them to the skeleton of an overturned boat. This is perhaps an evocation of the fragile nature of hope, as well as a reference to tying strips of cloth to trees in spots of spiritual significance in certain parts of the world.”
Elaine Mehalakes is the curator of academic programs at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. She writes often about contemporary prints.
Interactive Installation Boston Public Library: Monoprints 15'h x 10'w—photo-etching, etching, relief print, chine collé—and film loop on gampi and mulberry papers. Wooden boat with sawhorses and rope.