Eve Stocktonâ€™s woodcuts are inspired by close observation of nature and an eclectic interest in science. Utilizing a multifaceted background in architecture and art, Eve is able to engage the variables of printmaking, allowing her to produce an ongoing body of dynamic, graphic images. The Ensembles: Landscapes in Transition III exhibit contains prints that are exemplary of Stocktonâ€™s ongoing investigation of the natural world.
Stocktonâ€™s varying levels of abstraction simultaneously evoke landscapes and cellular activity, influenced by the natural world observed and the primordial world imagined. Her imagery often starts off connected to a specific place. For example, she is an avid hiker with a particular fondness for the woods and coastal areas of Nova Scotia, which manifest as trees, flowers and cloudscapes in her prints. Her large woodcuts are printed from three-foot square woodblocks that she hand carves, a different block for each color layer. The scale of these works is mesmerizing, a true testament to her mastery of this art form. Her prints are made with the assistance of master printer, Chris Shore, at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT.