I’m calling from a great distance

The Annex, Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago, Illinois. Photography courtesy of Spudnik Press.

A series of varied edition screenprints and a book relate the communications between a lighthouse keeper and an interplanetary explorer. A meditation on wanderlust, solitude, and homesickness, the work uses the vastness of oceans and space to cast the scale of humanity in sharp relief and illustrates our yearning for others to know our selves.

The prints are divided into two sets. One is a sequence of a woman turning around in an increasingly figurative landscape. The other depicts planets and alien environments. The icons and gestures, which cross over between the prints and the book, become the intimate language of the characters’, and the audience’s, shared experiences.

The solo exhibition culminated my work in the Spudnik Press Artist Residency.