Black Flower #2 (Elefant) + Black Flower #3 (Farmer)
Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center
A series of mirrored prints combine to reflect nature’s geometries.
In Black Flower #2 (Elefant) and Black Flower #3 (Farmer), Jeffry Mitchell glues together a series of 24 prints to form a whole that resembles a flower or a zodiac calendar, evoking the natural world and its hidden geometries.
"When you look through a kaleidoscope, a chaotic array is reflected and mirrored along an axis,” Mitchell says. “The mirroring organizes the chaos into like bodies.”He goes on to explain how this effect can be created with printmaking. “When you pull a paper print from a lithographic stone, a similar visual phenomenon occurs at the line where paper meets the stone. Gampi tissue is so thin that the oily ink of the lithograph migrates through the sheet and forms a perfect mirror image on the reverse side of the print."
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Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center 4Culture believes in juvenile justice reform that results in zero youth detention. We also believe artists can lead the way in enacting this change, as culture-bearers, storytellers, and community-builders. Every single artist involved with the Clark Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) project has demonstrated a commitment to uplifting young people. Likewise, all of the…
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