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Evon Zerbetz

 

evon zerbetz

Relief printmaking has been my passion for over 25 years. I prefer carving tools over
pencils, and relish the physicality of mark making as I carve into linoleum and other
matrices to make my printing plates. 

My linocuts have informed projects ranging from a 65-foot wall of architectural art glass
for the Alaska State Library, suspended sculptures in busy public buildings, to linocuts
for state health department posters that might be push-pinned to the school nurse’s
office wall.

My linocuts have illustrated an armload of books for children and adults; rolled down the
highway on a mobile science exhibit for the Connecticut River Watershed on Wheels;
formed the backbone for twelve 12 public art commissions built with materials ranging
from steel, wood, fabrimache, and glass; and formed the basis for a multimedia
traveling exhibit I built about the common raven—Raucous: Everything Raven!

A constant at the center of my large body of work, is that I am ever processing the world
around me through art—my work is infused with a deep curiosity about the natural
world. I am most engaged when my art can be a conduit between scientists and the
viewer. I relish translating their expertise into discovery and understanding for myself
and others. The viewer finishes the conversation as the work sparks their own
memories and stories, and we all make larger connections with the world.

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