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May 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pmFree
Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “From the Wild: Nature Impressed,” images by Lisa Madson, during the month of May. The show opens on May 1, and Ms. Madson will host a reception on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to which the public is invited.
Illustrating the beauty, diversity and inter-connectedness of the natural world, Lisa Madson uses a variety of media in her work. Prominently featured is the steam transfer process called eco-dying in which leaves, ferns and other natural elements are printed using tannins, soot and ink over a steam tray. The prints are then colored and covered with an encaustic mix. Also shown are cyanotypes made using a traditional photographic process developed by the scientist John Herschel and later utilized to document botanicals by photographer Anna Atkins who is considered the first person to illustrate a book with photographic images. Other pieces included in the show utilize various other printing processes.
An artist from an early age, Madson learned drawing from her mother while her father taught her geology. The works in this show reflect these early influences. Madson is a member of the international Nature Printing Society, the Frontline Arts community and various other arts organizations. She has been featured in Skylands magazine and works as an art teacher, a workshop instructor and currently as artist-in-residence at McCulloch Hall in Morristown New Jersey.
The show will be open for viewing during regular library hours, unless a meeting is in progress. For more information on the show, call the library at 908-766-0118.