Carolyn Gracz is a Seattle-based artist who has been making prints for several years. Her many years as a graphic designer influences her work in the printmaking medium.
I find my inspiration by exploring the places that I travel. Their ancient monuments, contemporary architecture and light and shadow all intersect, meld together and find a place in my artwork. The prints in Land Marks explore the crossings and markings of humans on the landscape, both ancient and contemporary, and were inspired by a trip to Ireland. Chasing down remote ring forts, stone circles and Ogham stones of the Beara Peninsula; traveling the Dingle Peninsula on my own ‘pilgrimage’ route to Gallarus Observatory, Kilmalkedar Church, beehive huts, promontory forts and castle ruins. I hope you enjoy your walk through Ireland, seen through my eyes.