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Kristina Paabus along with

Kristina Paabus, along with, 2017 - Etching, aquatint, and lithograph

About the Artist

Kristina Paabus
American, born 1976, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Lives in Oberlin, Ohio

Kristina Paabus uses geometric abstraction to examine concepts such as control, systems and structure. Paabus suffered from insomnia while living in Estonia on a Fulbright scholarship from 2009-2010. Winter in the Baltic country brings only 6 hours of daylight. Reflecting on her long, sleepless nights, Paabus began to question time as a construction.

In this work, Paabus combined multiple printmaking techniques. The plate mark and tone are typical of the intaglio printmaking techniques of etching and aquatint that leave an impression of the plate on the paper and in this case a rich tone as well.

Paabus is on the faculty of Oberlin College and her work is represented in numerous collections, including the Cleveland Clinic.

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