Captured Traces

I’m so excited to have finally started practicing a process to pull prints from my skated paths. These tracings are the heart of a skater’s story — you cannot skate on ice without leaving a mark. Some marks will heal, others will scar, and still others will alter the topographical qualities of the ice for hours or even days to come. Every mark has a degree of impact, both on the ice and to the skater. The edges and curves are a temporal legend and written story of the actions lived by the skater across a discrete time. There is no escaping the telling marks of a tracing in the moment. Capturing these prints is a step into infinity for the skated experience; a capturing of the temporal story utilizing the elusive and too often forgotten figures from which¬†the sport of figure skating was named.

Follow my Printmaking page to see the work as it builds.

Also: @jenniferwester on Instagram or Twitter!

2 thoughts on “Captured Traces

  1. I think other site proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and magnificent user friendly style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>