Jeanine Coupe Ryding
July 6 - 23, 2010
While working on an archaeological dig in Iowa many years ago, Jeanine Coupe Ryding developed a finer appreciation for the remnants of things we leave behind. Bits of pottery, or bone that can be carefully pieced together to better understand people and their histories. For the past 20 years she has been collecting remnants of her own, saving scraps of paper from drawing and printmaking projects and from her work as a paper and book conservator. She has been reconnecting these scraps creating new artifacts in delicate collages. As an artist-in-residence at Anchor Graphics, Jeanine Coupe Ryding worked on a series of photo etchings based on a selection of these collages, integrating their disparate elements to reach their full potential as seamless compositions.