Afloat in Memory by LeeAnn Frame is an original hand pulled print. LeeAnn uses traditional print making techniques such as etching, woodcut & lithography.
The Garden and Afloat in Memory were inspired by walking through Frederick Meijer Japanese Garden. It was the end of summer, a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The garden was quiet, a world away from the everyday surroundings. Peace, reflection and beauty filled LeeAnn’s vision and mind. The rich colors, shapes and textures were welcoming. The little girl in “The Garden” and “Afloat in Memory” captivated her attention, encourage a pause, a moment that seemed to stop in time.
LeeAnn Frame is a West Michigan native who loves to travel. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University. Also she received a MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. She currently teaches at Muskegon Community College.
All of the prints that you see are original hand pulled. The image begins with a drawing. Some on location and others in the studio. Above all, printmaking has the curious fact that the image is a mirror of the original. While Lee Ann works in several printmaking techniques: intaglio, etching, woodblock relief, and lithography, she also teaches ceramics.
LeeAnn says; “Every day I step into the realm of possibility. Weaving inner thought and outer stimuli, searching for the “poetic image”. I’m inspired by the places that I have traveled. My art is a manifestation of reality, memory, and dream. Layers and surface textures evolve, irregularity and imperfections – like life, find place. My hope is that my work will conjure memories, tap your imagination and an intimate visual experience.”
Furthermore, this talented artist has juried into over 100 International, National, Statewide, and Regional Exhibitions. She has juried many state and regional art competitions. In addition, she continues to teach workshops in printmaking and bookbinding. LeeAnn is affiliated with the Society of American Graphic Artists; South West Michigan Printmakers International Society of Experimental Artists; Nautilus Fellowship Member; and Mid American Print Council.