In the Exchange of Echoes

Jean Allemeier Boot's avatar Jean Allemeier Boot

An aspect of the landscape that I find irresistible is its rhythmic nature; there is a subtle cadence that causes me to linger on a scene as my eye sweeps from one element to the next. I get caught-up in the repetitive lines of divergent tree branches or in the echo of tree trunks, as their contours recede into space. I am drawn by the reiteration of organic shapes found in bushes, masses of leaves, or in the shadows that they cast. Sometimes the allure lies within the land itself; the undulation of hills and valleys, or in recurrent mountain peaks. The hues in the landscape are seemingly limitless, yet the repetition and placement of each appears deliberate and perfectly orchestrated, in my eyes. I extract the underlying order, where confusion may be the initial impression. The entry will consist of two intaglio prints (aquatint).

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Intaglio prints
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 48 inches