After years of drawing and painting Lind was given an etching press by the widow of a printmaker. As an enthusiast of Western and Eastern ink drawing and painting styles he finds a natural attraction to the bold lines of etching and the soft tones of aquatint. Once he learned the craft, he has never looked back.
He finds inspiration from artists of the past from Goya to Gorey. Artists who understood the simplicity of black ink on white paper. He focuses on the everyday. What appears mundane becomes spiritual – the utility pole is an abstract sculpture. Lighthouses are fortresses, trees, philosophers.
“Musicians are common subjects of my etchings and I explore the similarities of music and the visual arts. In the arts, as in life, meaning is found in relationships. Relationships of musical notes, relationships of shapes, and relationships between human beings.”
Kelsey Skordal is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer who grew up in western Washington, where she has recently returned to after five years in Colorado.
Her work examines the ideas of surveillance, voyeurism, and the ever-present cellphone camera through candid portraiture of close family, friends, and coworkers. She primarily works in oil paint or charcoal, but has recently been exploring mixed-media pieces consisting of layered acrylics, markers, and color pencils.