Ava Morton

Press and Release no. 1-5 (2017), 11 x 17 in. (series of 5 prints) 

This series of prints explores the tension between presence and absence. These prints oscillate between legibility and illegibility. The pressure of my hand inking the matrix parallels the pressure of the press inking the paper. Both mechanisms produce an image. In order to create the latter image on paper, the image on the matrix is removed. Identity circulates in different contexts, becoming more pronounced in some instances and receding in others. The prints create a narrative that attempts to decipher the relationship between marked identities housed in the same body.


Emergence and Transformation out of Linearity (2017)
Block ink prints
17 x 11 in. (Five prints)