Brockway Boat Series
Brockway Boat Series by Lori Warner
woven printmaking mounted on boat panels
Lori Warner was raised and lives in Lyme, Connecticut. The interesting and layered history of this area, its founding families, shipbuilding, boating, river life, and art have influenced her life from a young age. From the age of seven to sixteen Lori lived aboard a boat for six months a year and travelled the East Coast from Maine to the Bahamas. As an adult, she lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island and Nantucket and Charlestown, Massachusetts where she gained recognition as a thoughtful and provocative artist and community member. Long hours in the libraries of Brown, RISD and in downtown Providence used bookstores influenced her work. She found an old scrapbook about a home in Nantucket while in one of those old book stores, and moved “on island” year round after graduating. Living on the edge of the Atlantic in Nantucket, it was the days spent retouching pixellated photos and the long winter nights hearing fishing stories and trading beer for shells that led her artwork in what she calls narrative and complex in representation, but pure in form. After a stint in Charlestown, where she found access to an etching press, Lori is now once again back in the area making her art on her own press in her printmaking studio in Hadlyme, CT. Lori’s experiences have given her a sensitive view on her world both big and small. Her perspective has been enriched by the family she is building and cherishing.

About Technique
Lori Warner is an educated printmaker in Lithography, Intaglio and Screen Printing.
She's considered a master printmaker in Monotype. While an undergrad she studied Photography as a double major and graduated with the highest honors from RISD, receiving the award for Excellence in Printmaking. Upon graduating, she worked primarily in photography and became a specialist in photoshop and art director for clients such as Ocean Spray. Her work exhibits a mastery of these numerous fields of study, as well as painting and sculpture which result is Lori’s unique style. In her one of a kind prints the inherent and traditional boundaries of printmaking are abandoned as it relates to shape, size and the use of the multiple.
Abstract forms and gestural marks of color using monotype techniques are painted on plates and run through the press. Each print has numerous monotype printings. Layers of translucent Asian papers are applied by slicing and physically weaving one print into another, and also by chine colle (adhering with the use of the press). Some pieces may incorporate subtle recognizable imagery or text. Photo imagery and charcoal drawings are added by using a paper lithography technique after the image is digitally manipulated to conform to composition, exposure and reversal issues. Pieces the become to large for the bed size of the press are often folded and printed, which leads the imagery in an unexpected direction. Lori Warner is led by process allowing it to lead her in unexpected directions.
Brockway Boat Series
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Brockway Boat Series

A sculptural printmaking series of artwork using the plans of a working boat built on the Connecticut River.
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