Maureen Cummins first came to Women’s Studio Workshop in 1998 to print her artists’ book Crazy Quilt. She intended the book to be printed in letterpress, but when she came to WSW and discovered screen printing, she started over using that ‘new’ media. Since then she has moved to the area in part to have access to all of WSW’s studio toys.
In 2003 Maureen was awarded a second artist’s book residency at WSW for her book The Business is Suffering, which incorporates a series of letters between slave traders written from 1846 to 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, to illustrate the demise of the slave trade in the South.
The print she donated for this years online art auction is from The Flag Project a series of deconstructed American flag images. The stripes of text are personal narratives and musings that span three years and began the morning of September 11, 2001.
The bidding has begun! Don’t forget to check in with us over the weekend to see how your favorite pieces of art are doing. We have 30 gems donated by WSW artist alumnae that would look fabulous hanging on your walls!
Remember, every bid you place will will drive us closer toward our fundraising goals. By bidding, you’re directly supporting WSW’s artist residencies and youth art-in-education programming.