Sloat Shaw

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There is something magical about lithography; I paint with tusche washes, use lithographic crayons, and a stone taken from the earth becomes a palette that I use to create new images about the earth. I enjoy working back into black and white lithographs and changing each image into a unique piece. Often, I think of how the earth changes as light washes over the image, and I include that feeling in the finished piece.

In order to draw the pulsing quality of the earth, I use chi gung and other energetic meditations to make visible an invisible landscape.

When I work, I step into the unknown, a place that feels both outside time and rich with the dreams and memories of the earth. I use meditation to enter this zone which allows the paint to flow onto the litho stone without my conscious interference. I paint ancient myths and archetypal memories, bringing them into modern relevance and using them to illuminate the transformative chaos of the 21st century.

Earth- Recovered Memories-Climbing Kailash, Dawn,  Unique Lithograph

Earth-Recovered Memories-Moving Through Liquid Time II, Unique lithograph

Earth-Recovered Memories-Inti, Unique Lithograph

Earth-Recovered Memories-Road to Camelot VIII, Unique Lithograph, chine collé

 

 

Earth-Recovered Memories-Beginning the Kora, Unique Lithograph

Earth Recovered Memories-Hopi Road, Unique Lithograph