About the Artist
Brooke Molla is a printmaker and painter living and working in the low desert of
Arizona. Her woodcuts are made with found wood, metal, plastic and power tools. All of
the prints are created without a press which allows the artist to create prints in any size
and in any location. Her inspiration comes from the insignificant objects of nature that
are mostly found at her feet on sidewalks, insects caught in spiderwebs or found under
a porch light. Also the quick glimpses of nature viewed through the windows of houses
and cars. These objects that are found or quickly seen such as seeds, leaves, parts of
insects and animals are the foundation of her landscapes and portraits. They are the
clues of an active world of nature that surrounds us but a world that we very rarely see
and know very little about.
About the Process
I work on Paintings and Prints at the same time. Usually the paintings are my preliminary sketches for a print. The paintings resemble woodcuts because they incorporate lots of carving and engraving. The prints are woodcuts with hand sewing. Woodcut is very low tech and can be done without a press. Each print is spoon rubbed with a wooden spoon that I have used for many years. I find that using a press is limiting in size and spontaneity. Hand sewing is important as an aesthetic tool to incorporate different types of paper. Before I start a painting or print I search for Natural objects within my limited environment. I look for insects in spiderwebs or under the porch light. While I work in the garden I come across weeds, seeds and leaves. My daughters will also find objects for me that they find within their own environments. That is how a painting or print is started.
Virtual Studio Tour
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Pricing Information: $151 to $500
Cash, or Credit Card in person IN PERSON TOURS: DECEMBER 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 10am to 5pm
Phone: (520) 345-0109
Address: 1051 E 24th st, Tucson, Arizona, 85733 [ Map it! ]
Studio Website: http://www.brookemolla.com
Studio Phone: (520) 345-0109