Linda Snouffer ( Botanical Printmaker) Exhibit @ The Waseca Art Center
Linda Snouffer Artist Bio Botanical printmaker, Linda Snouffer, has a pact with the prairies, which provide her with inspiration and bales of harvested plants. She creates multifaceted landscapes in which she makes plant images using prints of fresh grasses. Each piece is a different combination of materials and techniques used, giving her work a unique sense of place. After studying with artists skilled in fiber, paint, and pastel techniques and a two-year mentor program with the Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM), her work quickly progressed from simple plant print motifs to fine art. Her botanical print compositions can be seen in the Dow Gallery in St. Paul, the forNOW Gallery in Minneapolis, and numerous exhibitions throughout the region. In addition, her work is a part of permanent collections of Hennepin County Medical Center and the Shoreview Public Library. Artist Statement Wandering the meadows and wetlands, I take in both the stillness and bustle of nature’s elements. The quiet prairie abounds with rhythmic motion and colors that are both monochromatic and kaleidoscopic. The overall hue is green during growth; brown in dormancy; yet a closer look in reveals myriad verdant tones of summer, and autumn months filled with rich ambers, sienna, and rust. I watch the light shifting over time. My face responds to breezes flowing through the grasses. I smell the fresh earth. A tactile urge to reach out to spiky tassels atop smooth grass stalks is aroused as I meander; each touch spurs my imagination how they will print in my next compositions. The simplicity of inking a plant and pressing its image onto paper contrasts with the intricate fusion/synthesis of materials and techniques in making intricate landscapes, filled with layers of pigmentation and hundreds of grass prints.