Artist Orna Feinstein Shows Her Science-Inspired 3D Monoprints

May 05, 2010, 17:49 ET from Orna Feinstein

HOUSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Orna Feinstein, a Texas-based mixed-media artist specializing in unique printmaking and sculpture, will show her new science-inspired monoprints at Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, with an opening reception scheduled for May 8, 2010 from 5-8 pm.

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For the past ten years, Feinstein has been relief printing on paper using found soft materials and custom-made templates. This sculptural approach to the 2D printing process led her to create 3D monoprints, further enhancing depth and movement in her creations. She metaphorically envisions her monoprints as tree trunk portraits, revealing moods, expressions and mysteries.

"A microscopic investigation of the inner layers of tree trunks reveals amazing geometries, as well as movement of water and nutrients from the roots to the branches and leaves," Feinstein says. "What seems dead and static on the outside is alive and dynamic on the inside. On a cellular level, these are the qualities I want to portray in my 3D prints."

Feinstein's process produces a unique print by using pressure to transfer imagery drawn or painted onto Plexiglas.  Fusion, Circuit Tree and Quantum Dynamics are works Feinstein created in 2008, and the new series, Biogenesis, began in 2010.  The Rings series started as regular 2D prints and gradually advanced into 3D art works. Numerous fabrics were printed and then stitched onto printed paper, creating depth and visual effects unobtainable by traditional printing methods.

The exhibition will run from May 8-June 12. The Craighead Green Gallery is located at 1011 Dragon St. in Dallas, telephone (214) 855-0779,

About the Artist

Based in Houston, Orna Feinstein's work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world, including Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, the Museum of Printing History in Houston, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, International Print Center New York, and the Roennebaeksholm Arts & Culture Centre, Naestved, Denmark. Her works are included in private, corporate and museum collections. More information about the artist is available at, (713) 666-2041.

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