How could you capture 3 dimensional movement in a 2 dimensional medium?

This is a challenge that has fascinated artist John Wiens for more than 50 years — first as an architect, and then later as a sketcher, a watercolor artist, and now as a printmaker, working primarily in BARN’s printmaking studio.

My artwork,” he says, “is the expression of my joy of being alive. I am in this world and I’m of this world. Art is the act of celebrating that of being alive.  To accomplish artwork requires awareness, contemplation, receptiveness, courage, skill, tools and an idea. In my work I’m trying to capture something specific in the people, landscape, or the still life

Come see John’s movement-inspired abstract monotypes at the Bainbridge Library, opening Friday, June 1 from 5-7 pm.

Credits: BCB host: John Fossett; audio tech: Bob Ross; audio editor and social media publisher, Diane Walker.