Trish Meyer – bio

Art Open House at NMCC, June 18, 2017

Mixed Media

“Trish was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and has had careers as a musician, art director, and motion graphics designer for video and film. In recent years she has turned her attention to creating mixed media fine art.

“After experimenting with traditional printmaking techniques, I am embracing the unusual combinations and possibilities that can be found between motion graphics and my hand-cranked etching press. To balance my inner geek, I add layers of expressive calligraphy, which appear as abstract images when printed in reverse.”

Artist Statement

Printmaking allows my left brain to plan and measure while treating my right brain to happy accidents. I find myself inspired by the unexpected after spending my career creating computer graphics where pixels and words are formed with a great degree of control.

After experimenting with traditional printmaking techniques, I am embracing the unusual combinations and possibilities that can be found between motion graphics and my hand-cranked etching press. I create images using 3D particle systems on my Mac. I then process these frozen animation frames as photo-lithographs – designing pixels that I can hold in my hand. I layer the lithography with mokuhanga and collage (“Datacloud”) as well as mokulito and relief (“Stormburst”).

To balance my inner geek, I practice traditional calligraphy from gothic to copperplate. I write many layers of expressive calligraphic marks on my plate; my private thoughts appear as abstract images when printed in reverse.