New prints

Homeopathy: Rattlesnake  2014 archival inkjet print 8"x12"

Homeopathy: Rattlesnake 2014
archival inkjet print
8″x12″

Dangerous Ground 2013 Intaglio, Lithography 12"X14"

Dangerous Ground 2013
Intaglio, Lithography
12″X14″

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What Does This Mean? Woodcut, Itaglio 12″X20″ 2013 Sheila Pitt, Katey Monaghan

There are two versions of “What Does This Mean?” one is a woodcut and etching (woodcut and printed by Katey Monaghan) and one is a pressure print and etching (pressure print and printed by Amanda Beekhuizen)

The image is from a dream I had, it was so bizarre that I wanted to see what it would look like, not just in my mind but as a hard copy. I use a computer tablet, drawing through Photo Shop. Although I have limited use of my left arm and hand, I keep building up marks with the tablet until I am satisfied with the image. It took several months to draw just the shark and electrical cords. Since the water was inspired by Japanese prints the imagery went quite quickly…the cutting took several months also and Katey is a wonderful woodcut artist, as you can see. We actually had a competition to see who would finish first!! It was a tie…

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What Does This Mean? Pressure Print and Intaglio 12″X20″ 2013 Sheila Pitt, Amanda Beekhhuizen

There are two versions of “What Does This Mean?” one is a woodcut and etching (woodcut and printed by Katey Monaghan) and one is a pressure print and etching (pressure print and printed by Amanda Beekhuizen)
The image is from a dream I had, it was so bizarre that I wanted to see what it would look like, not just in my mind but as a hard copy. The pressure print is a very detailed and experimental type of print that takes a lot of patience to work with. Luckily, Amanda innocently said “oh my! I would love to do this!” it ended up taking months just to create the plate. Meanwhile Katey was cutting the water like crazy and finished it before Amanda was done at this point I think Amanda was sorry she said yes!! It is a beautiful print and I am personally glad she did it!

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Grackle, A handmade book

Grackle Book Open Back Grackle Book Open Book Envelope Cover Cover BackThis handmade book was a collaborative effort with artist Amanda Beekhuizen.  It shows the construction of a drawing of a grackle.  This bird sat on my garden gate all summer of 2012.  I made my own font, which took quite some time…all summer!  Amanda, who is starting a graduate program in printmaking and bookarts, did all the construction.  Sometimes being a quad has its advantages.

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All Fours

all fours

This summer, taking advantage of summer break from the University, I’ve been working hard with Amanda Beekhuizen and Katey Monaghan in the studio and have put out some interesting larger prints continuing on my exploration of a visual diary of my quadriplegia.  “All Fours” is talking about my learning to walk again.

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New Drawing

Check out “Prey in the Garden” on my website.

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Welcome to my new world

See more of me and my artwork at www.sheilapitt.com

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