Trish MeyerMixed Media
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“I often refer to my artistic process as ‘collaborating with chance’ as I enjoy exploring techniques where I am not in complete control, such as with monotypes and splash ink pours. I am inspired by the unexpected because of my background in computer graphics, where pixels and words are formed with a great degree of control. Indeed, the more powerful my digital tools became, the more I found myself embracing the art of printmaking, expressive calligraphy, and handmade artist books.
“I find inspiration in the apparently random yet purposeful patterns found in nature – butterfly wings and rock formations – although technology does find ways to creep back into my art: I use discarded circuit boards to create patterns in splash ink collage papers and to create texture in encaustic surfaces. These papers are also used as chine collé for etchings and woodblock prints. Celtic themes and icons, as well as remnants of Irish history, also emerge in my work.
“I’ve recently begun to incorporate digital imagery with encaustic and printmaking, reflecting on the complex and often chaotic relationships introduced by modern forms of communication.”
Trish Meyer was born and raised in Ireland. Her love of technology started in the 1980s; she played synthesizer for a Dublin band, then went onto become an Art Director for a music magazine in the early days of desktop publishing. After a move to Los Angeles, she created motion graphics for film and television and has authored many training books and videos with her husband, Chris.
Over the past decade she has turned her attention to creating mixed media works. She has exhibited with many groups including Collage Artists of America, Los Angeles Experimental Artists, and The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.