River of Grass by Dorothy Krause

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River of Grass was completed during my time as Helen M. Salzberg Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, in Boca Raton, Florida as a homage to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, (1947-1997), and her seminal book, The Everglades: River of Grass. Forty miles wide and over 100 miles long, this slow moving river ranges from a few inches to a few feet in depth. Only half its original size, the Everglades has been largely destroyed to meet the demands of urban and agricultural growth. Folios incorporating my photographs, combined with historic photographs, documents and maps, are housed in a handmade envelope referencing a packet of documents an early settler might have carried. They focus on the beauty of this rare ecosystem in its pristine reflectivity and, in the eroded surfaces, it’s fragility. The ongoing battle for restoration of the Everglades is a moral test which hopefully we will pass.

Artist Bio

Dortothy Simpson Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. Krause is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center and a member of Digital Atelier®, an artists collaborative, with Bonny Lhotka and Karin Schminke. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia and a consultant for manufacturers and distributors of products which may be used by fine artists. In July 1997, Krause organized “Digital Atelier: A printmaking studio for the 21st century" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and was an artist-in-residence there for 21 days. For that work she and her colleagues received a Smithsonian/ Computerworld Technology in the Arts Award. That same year, she worked with a group of curators to help them envision the potential of digital printmaking in “Media for a New Millennium” a work-tank/ think-shop organized by the Vinalhaven Graphic Arts Foundation. In 2000 Krause received a Kodak Innovator Award and in June 2001, with Digital Atelier, she demonstrated digital printmaking techniques at the opening of the Brooklyn Museum of Art 27th Print National, Digital: Printmaking Now. In 2007 she was Von Hess Visiting Artist at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Krause is the author of Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books published by North Light in 2009 and co-author, with Lhotka and Schminke, of Digital Art Studio: Techniques for combining inkjet printing with traditional art materials, published by Watson-Guptill in 2004.