There is something magical about lithography. I paint on huge limestone slabs of rock with brush and drawing tools to create images of the earth. The earth is always in transition, moving from solid to ephemeral in the wink of a storm, a breath of the wind. I like to mirror this fluidity in my prints.
I begin by creating a black and white painting on the stone. Once the piece is printed I let the original print move, change and grow. I shift the image with layers of printing ink, watercolor, and pencil. I sometimes print twice on different kinds of paper to see how the piece can change further. Each lithograph then becomes both its own print, and a part of the greater whole.
Sloat Shaw received the Grumbacher Paint Prize from Diane Waldman, then Deputy Director of the Guggenheim, the Vasari Paint Prize, the Museum School Print Prize. Her work has been purchased for over 200 collections, including the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Art Complex Museum of Duxbury, MA; Worcester Art Museum, MA; BPL Printmaking Collection, MA