Mountain Over Lake Gum transfer with chine colle and encaustic image size 9.5” x 11”
Thunder Over Water Gum transfer with chine colle and encaustic image size 9.5” x 11”
Since growing up in Michigan, Kathleen Friedrich has lived and worked in a number of places, including Detroit, New York City and Athens, Greece. Now located in Ithaca, New York, she has been a printmaker associate of The Ink Shop for several years, exhibiting her prints locally and nationally on a regular basis. Recently, her interest in encaustic processes has led her to combine the use of encaustic medium or beeswax with traditional printmaking techniques.
Education: BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MA from Hunter College in NYC
Although I am not a true student of The I Ching, or Chinese Book of Changes, it has fascinated me for many years. I find a contemplative and poetic beauty in its images, as they are discussed and interpreted by the writers of this wonderful book. The two prints, Mountain over Lake and Thunder over Water, are part of a series inspired by it. The images are those represented in The I Ching by hexagrams (six horizontal lines), each of which is made up of two separate trigrams, one above the other in various combinations. Echoing this structure, there is a gap between the top and bottom half of each print which is bridged by its corresponding hexagram.