Mary Patrice Horton, Mixed Media Assemblage Art & Prints
My print work explores the abstract views of my surroundings. I utilize a combination of printing techniques. My current work makes extensive use of collograph plates, which have been cut to shape and built up with layers of shellac that are incised, burned, and sanded, then printed in the intaglio method.
When I work with my dolls and other assemblage pieces, I am reminded that we live in a disposal society. I find beauty in things that others see as junk or worthless. All materials used to create my pieces are found, repurposed, and recycled items.