|Artist / Creator||Clare Carpenter|
|Press Name||Tiger Food Press|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress Installation|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress printed using hand-processed photopolymer plates|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
Lava Field is part of my ongoing investigation into place, particularly the high desert of Central Oregon. Part of the identity of Central Oregon is that of ‘tourist destination.’ Lava Field represents a two-dimensional view of the landscape as experienced by outsiders. However, within the cracks and fissures time and history are contained. Geological scale and personal history intertwine, leaving indelible footprints on an outwardly sterile landscape.
Artist BioClare Carpenter is the proprietress of Tiger Food Press in the neighborhood of St. Johns in Portland, Oregon. Primarily a letterpress printer, her work blends traditional and contemporary methods with a sense of narrative, place, and humor. Carpenter teaches letterpress and printmaking around the Pacific Northwest and at Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she is also the Studio Manager in Book Arts. She has been a resident artist at Caldera in Sisters, Oregon, and at Hypatia-in-the-Woods in Shelton, Washington.