Rosalind Faiman Weinberg

Artist Statement: 
My artwork is a visual reflection of my surroundings and of the human spirit reflected in these surroundings. As such, I use both representational and abstract art for visual expression. I am probably influenced by the fact that as a scientist, painter and print maker, I lived and worked in other countries before settling in Illinois. My media include watercolors, pastels, drawings on drafting mylar, acrylics, embroidery thread on canvas and above all, printmaking. Intaglio prints are my way of delving deeply into the subject of interest more intimately than I can with painting and drawing, because intaglio making slows down the creative process encouraging further development of ideas during redaction of the image. These images I make using both traditional and modern etching techniques; the traditional being woodcuts, copper plate intaglio and lithographs on stone; the more modern, being solar plate intaglios which can mimic all of the others. In addition solar plate is a greener printmaking process than either copper plate or stone as images are etched by light and developed by a few drops of water as opposed to the former methods that require less environmentally friendly chemicals.The interaction of light with the solar plate is like another passion of mine, the interaction of light with matter. Indeed all art can be regarded as an interaction of light with matter, not just at the molecular level but at the level of the mind's eye, describing " life in the visible spectrum ".
Bio / Description: 

I am a mostly self - taught painter and a printmaker who has had the benefit of gifted teachers in the areas of painting and printmaking. I draw, paint and etch in the styles of representation, reduction ( the Prairie Prayer Shawl Series) and abstraction. I paint in watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and pastels on paper, canvas or drafting mylar. My intaglios are hand pulled prints from copper plate of etchings, aquatints, soft grounds. Also, lithographs from stone and solar plate and collographs from solar plate.
Recently, I have been using the greener, more environmentally friendly forms of woodcuts and solar print making, where the sun and water replace the acids and petroleum products of traditional etching I also embroider some my compositions on canvas. You can see examples of all of these 2 dimensional art forms on my website. Work can be purchased in its original form, as one of a kind paintings and drawings, limited edition prints, or in a few instances, as larger editions of offset prints.
I also take commissions.

Galleries and Displays
Ark in the Sanctuary of Sinai Temple of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, US; Uma Gallery, 30, W. 57th Street, New York City 2004-2008.
Gallery 33 Springfield Illinois.
Rend Lake, Illinois Artisan Gallery, Rend Lake, Illinois.
Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center, Illinois Artisan Gallery, Illinois.
Volume II : Jewish Women in The World of Art, by Hedvig Brenner.(Hartung-Gorre Verlag Konstanz) 2004
Design Cover for “Houseboarting In The Ozarks” by Gary Forrester (Dufour Editions) 2004

Artistic Publications
Article on UV/Visible light transparency of various transparent films for transferring images to solar etching plate, by Rosalind Faiman Weinberg, in Solarplate Newsletter from Hampton Editions, March 2009.

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