My name is Katie Powell, I have a BFA in printmaking from Western Washington University. My Tumblr is a bit of a letter to my grandmas, who still I refuse to “friend” on facebook, so they can still easily see what I make.
This piece was my first printmaking design. It took me 7 or 8 drafts and 48 hours to complete. The halo reads, in mirrored (and likely poorly translated) Hebrew: “Nervous nerves twist the spine like twine.” I don’t know why I chose those words, but I find them appropriate. This piece is meant to be reminiscent of old religious iconography peppered with pagan imagery and subtext. Enjoy.