Lake Erie Altar

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Mixed Media Shadowbox- Block Printing Collage -Papers, ink and paint


17" x 20"




This shadowbox piece was one of a series of pieces that takes my paper 2D printmaking and collage into 3D. It was the result of an Individual Artist Grant I received from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) to explore this series. It represents my love of Lake Erie at our cottage. My form of religion is living in nature and watching the many moods night and day of Lake Erie kicking up outside my bedroom window. Watching that lake is a personal, spiritual experience for me. Art making which includes creating block prints and painting is my daily practice. Working in 3D with paper or clay endlessly inspires me. 

About this Artist

Audrey Kay Dowling

I was raised in Western New York in the country with the woods, fields and creeks on fifty acres of cradling and nurturing land that instructed me in the ways and rhythms of the natural world. Those same woods, hills, fields, and creeks flow through my mind along with beautiful singing birds and flowers of all kinds. When I was fourteen, my parents made a major job change and I moved with them to New York City for summers and school vacations. During this time, I acquainted myself with city life in the sixties by riding the subway daily to discover the art scene and all the excitement it had to offer. A few years later, I headed up the Hudson River and earned my art education degree from SUNY New Paltz. During the next thirty years, I got married and taught school. My husband and I built our own…
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