Illustration for the Forget-Me-Not Fairy from Flower Fairies of the Summer. A girl fairy wearing a purple dress kneels facing right, holding a forget-me-not before her. Author / Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker
Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?
Bird with Alliums II (linocut, edition of 6) | Mary Hick | An image is drawn onto a piece of linoleum. Then the areas that are to appear blank in the final print are cut away with sharp chisels. Ink is rolled onto the uncut areas and the lino is pressed onto paper. The uncut surface gradually decreases as more areas are cut away