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Janet Shagam

Monoliths, 2007

Etching, printed by the artist.

Edition of 12.

15 x 15.25 (framed size).

Monoliths was included in the 2010 International VSA Festival at Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.

Donated by artist.

About the Artist

Born Washington, D.C.

In 2002, after a career in microbiology, art came back into Janet Yagoda Shagam’s life. With a focus on printmaking, she enjoys combining various kinds of print media such as lithography, copperplate etching, relief (woodcut) and collagraph.

The inspiration for much of her art is inherited and reworked marks such as those found on cutting boards and weathered surfaces. “The hand of the invisible mark-maker is an ongoing influence in my work. My invisible graffitist could be the wind that erodes surfaces or the collective mark-maker who transforms a sidewalk into a glyphic record of the pedestrians who walked there.”


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