“Polka Dot Skirt”


Woodman’s work in prints is an extension of her great interest in materials, processes and mark making. She combines various printmaking techniques and uses collage, pochoir, metal leaf and chine collé. Woodman’s prints have echoed, informed and stimulated her work in clay. In her prints Woodman typically poses images of her ceramic pieces in distinctive spaces.

In her new print Polka Dot Skirt, she has placed a figure-like vessel in a colorful interior. It is decorated with stripes and polka dots like Woodman herself who dresses in colorful stripes and patterns.

Polka Dot Skirt is a woodcut with lithography, chine collé and collage. It has been printed in fourteen colors from nine woodblocks and one aluminum plate on Yugen and Okawara paper with Yellow Japanese Shadow Stripe and Yatsuo Deep Red, Orange and Aquamarine chine collé. It measures 38½ x 25 inches and is printed in an edition of 30, plus proofs.