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Johanna Mueller

The prints of Johanna Mueller are imbued with personal mythology as she draws from her own narrative, cultural and historical references, pattern and design, and ancient myth and legend. The animals in her work are elevated from beast to mythic status as they take on human emotions and become metaphoric portraits of the artist and others. Johanna 's prints are relief engravings, she explains, "The reason for doing an engraving is to make a print. A print is made by inking one surface and pressing it onto another: in this case, paper. Where the printing surface has been shaped or cut into it will take no ink and so it will not print any onto the paper, which therefore remains white at those points. Such printing from a top surface which stands ' in relief' from what is lower, is called relief printing. A relief print can be made with any object that can be inked. A fingerprint is a relief print. Or it can be made with an object specifically prepared for inking - a printing block; and this can be, among other things, a child' s potato cut, a linocut, a woodcut, a wood engraving or an engraving on plastic. " A Denver CO, native, Johanna has an MFA from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She has been part of group shows nationwide as well as several solo shows. Johanna has work in the collections of Iowa State University, the Mid American Print Council, the University of Nebraska, and various private collections worldwide. She lives in Denver, CO.
 

To view more of Johanna’s work visit her personal website at http://johannamuellerprints.com/home.html

 

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View Image 'HOLY COW, INDIAMedia: Relief engraving,...'
HOLY COW, INDIA
Media: Relief engraving, hand color, chine colle
Dimensions: 21 x 15
Price: $550.00
 
View Image 'GARDEN BIRDMedia: Relief engraving, hand...'
GARDEN BIRD
Media: Relief engraving, hand color, chine colle
Dimensions: 12 x 12
Price: $250.00
 
View Image 'FISHBOWLMedia: Relief engraving, hand color,...'
FISHBOWL
Media: Relief engraving, hand color, chine colle
Dimensions: 9 x 10
Price: $200.00
 
View Image 'FROM YOUR HEART TO YOUR...'
FROM YOUR HEART TO YOUR BRAIN
Media: Relief Engraving
Dimensions: 10 x 7
Price: $200.00
 
View Image 'LAUGHTER AND JEALOUSYMedia: Relief EngravingDimensions:...'
LAUGHTER AND JEALOUSY
Media: Relief Engraving
Dimensions: 12 x 8
Price: $225.00
 
View Image 'LIONESS, ENLIGHTENEDMedia: Relief EngravingDimensions: 10...'
LIONESS, ENLIGHTENED
Media: Relief Engraving
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $200.00
 
View Image 'POLAR BEAR MANMedia: Relief EngravingDimensions:...'
POLAR BEAR MAN
Media: Relief Engraving
Dimensions: 12 x 6
Price: $200.00
 
View Image 'SHEILDMedia: Relief EngravingDimensions: 14 x...'
SHEILD
Media: Relief Engraving
Dimensions: 14 x 11
Price: $275.00
 
View Image 'MANDALA SERIES: RAVEN Media: Relief...'
MANDALA SERIES: RAVEN
Media: Relief engraving with gold leaf and collage
Dimensions: 20 x 20

Price: $400.00 

 

 
View Image 'MANDALA SERIES: MALE Media: Relief...'
MANDALA SERIES: MALE
Media: Relief engraving with gold leaf and collage
Dimensions: 20 x 20

Price: $400.00  

 
View Image 'MANDALA SERIES: FEMALE Media: Relief...'
MANDALA SERIES: FEMALE
Media: Relief engraving with gold leaf and collage
Dimensions: 20 x 20

Price: $400.00  

 
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