Date of Work
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Art & Design Study Collection, Oil/Water Exchange Portfolio
On Display: First floor
E.J. Howorth is faculty at the University of Manitoba.
Student composed text panel:
E.J. Howorth (Canadian, b. 1943)
Drip and Dip, 2013
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Oil/Water Exchange Portfolio
E.J. “Ted” Howorth is a Canadian-born artist, who is currently employed by the University of Manitoba, where he graduated in 1969. In 1995, he was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Howorth now lectures full-time in printmaking and drawing.
Howorth explained that when creating this print, he was focused on natural disasters caused by man. The result was a piece that brought light to the issue and served as an escape: the hot water brings out the oils in coffee that give it flavor. To the viewer, this artwork might symbolize the escape that a simple coffee break can provide.
"When making this print, I had a couple of ideas in mind. On my initial research, I kept relating to all the natural disasters caused by man and so in the end of I tried to escape all of that and find a more positive note in the bringing together of these two materials. So my "oil & water" mix is the wonderful flavor of oils from roasted coffee beans when released by boiling water.
This print was a also a chance to try and work directly on the screen simulating light reflecting on water by simple reduction technique."
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