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artists' books, Baker & Whitehill
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Experimental and Foundation Studies
Faculty / Course
Travess Smalley, EFS Design
Materials + Techniques
Citra Solv photo transfers, acrylic ink, and gouache
CitraSoul explores the technique of Citra Solv photo transferring to combine quick colorful gestures with monochrome photographs. Under-paintings are done intuitively with a loose hand, to show the energy and personalities of my friends back home that exist beyond the photographs. By quickly summarizing the monochrome photographs, the photo and its underpainting, or “soul”, become intrinsically connected. Intuitive gestures infuse the photograph to create a full color image. An image that does more than describe features, but plays into the forces that are acting just below the skin.
Hannah Nigro, PH 2023
Osborn, Luke; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "CitraSoul" (2021). 8th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2022. 28.