Object Stories Through Visual Prints
Bornheimer, Jennifer L.
I have been fascinated by the shapes and textures of objects, how their properties not only capture beauty, but also tell stories of intent and use. My goal for this project was to investigate these objects, learn their stories, and convey that through letterpress and silkscreen printing. I include references to personal stories, advertisements and songs based on the objects, as well as the history of each object. The beginning prints focused mainly on precise research, highly designed compositions and learning the process of printing. As the project went on, I became looser in my interpretation of the project. The later prints show far more experimentation, in method of printing, how the object was referenced and the emotional capacity of the objects. In addition, my later prints respond to each other, discovering and building upon the connections between the shapes textures and stories. My last two prints Whisper and Scream are a response to what I had learned throughout the process, and are a reflection on the body of work I have completed.
East Carolina University