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Oct 03, 2018
Sherrie York’s ‘Underfoot’ Series
Sherrie York - Treasured Path 1/15
Sherrie York, “Treasured Path 1/15,” Reduction Linocut, 12 x 18 in
Sherrie York - Decay, Comma 7/15
Sherrie York, “Decay, Comma 7/15,” Reduction Linocut, 12 x 9 in
Sherrie York - Leaf Litter
Sherrie York, “Leaf Litter,” Reduction Linocut, 6 x 9 in

When I began experimenting with color, I began a series called Underfoot. I didn’t know it was going to be a series when I made the first print but two critical things happened while I was out looking at birds and hanging out with biologists. Number one: distracted by unfamiliar birdsong, I failed to noticed a broken slat in a bridge, over an irrigation ditch and I stepped through it. Number two: at a field research station a colleague said, “Hey look, red-bellied woodpecker.” I looked up, fell down, and broke my elbow. I can’t say these events directly inspired this series because of course it was self preservation rather than aesthetics that encouraged me to do a better job of watching where I was going. But looking down I discovered that I loved the intricate textures in the landscape at my feet.

—Sherrie York

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  • Diving Deeper
  • Sherrie York
  • abstract
  • flora and fauna
  • foliage
  • landscape art
  • printmaking
  • Reduction Linocut