Shark Dream by Gwendolyn Holbrow

Worlds on separate parallel layers fade into and out of each other as Shark Dream explores the connection between the dreamer and the dream. Are we watching the dream through the dreamer, or seeing the dreamer through the dream?

Artist Bio

Gwendolyn Holbrow has used media from bronze and Barbie dolls to ink and paper in her exploration of the connections and boundaries between substance and spirit, self and other, and the workings of time. She has BAs in Studio Art and Linguistics, has studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School, letterpress printing and book arts at the Massachusetts College of Art, and illustration at the Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts and UC San Diego. In 2020, she interned at the historic letterpress shop Hatch Show Print in Nashville.

Holbrow is a member of the New England Book Artists, the Amalgamated Printers Association, Ladies of Letterpress, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Miniature Book Society, the Cambridge Art Association, and the International Union Of Mail Artists. Her award-winning work, often humorous and always thought-provoking, has appeared in museums and galleries throughout New England and beyond. She lives, makes, and plays bluegrass fiddle in the greater Boston area.