Parallel Portraits is a collection of original prints, each one a dual self-portrait portraying one’s perception of their own online and offline personas. Although the real and virtual self-portraits are separate images, printing them together creates a unifying image.
As Creative Developer and certified Gallup Clifton Strengths coach at Block Paper Print, my passion is facilitating colleagues, peers, and families through the art-making process, ensuring that they comfortably express their personal narratives through art. The exchange portfolio, a process unique to printmaking, provides people the opportunity to both create and collect artwork in accordance with ideas of their choosing, and with people they know.
Our premier community art event for Block Paper Print combines 20th century Victorian and contemporary communication. In addition to the printmaking activities and cameo booth, we infuse Victorian style decor throughout the space to accentuate the theme. Here is how we carry the event theme through the activities to the decor:
Printmaking historically is a collaborative medium, often used for spreading of information (religious texts, political movements, and playing cards, to name a few). Aside from working side-by-side your team-mates in a print shop, here are a few reasons why printmaking may be your best medium for a team-bonding event.