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Print Collages and Assemblages by Morgan Wedderspoon

A digital print of many tiny fragments of images in a cloudPhase 4, digital print on rag paper

Our featured artist today is Morgan Wedderspoon! Morgan specializes in printmaking of all different kinds. Many of her works utilize digital print techniques, and she creates print collages and assemblages of many small images.


A collaged assemblage of woodcut printsSwirl 6, woodcut assemblage on Okawara paper, rag paper backing

Morgan’s works are strange constructions and deconstructions, often with everyday images or objects at their heart. Her Morphology gallery on her portfolio website compiles digital print images that seem to made of many tiny fragments of other images, swirling and swarming together to form shapes that are reminiscent of wasp’s nests, or cotton. The images themselves are too small to identify.


A front page screen capture of Morgan Wedderspoon's art

Her Swirl prints are similar, comprising assemblages or clusters of woodcut prints that all seem to have exact identities and yet aren’t really identifiable. This kind of imagination and obfuscation manifests also in Morgan’s Explorers series, which I personally adore – a collection of unseen figures wearing outlandish and alien suits, for space or underwater exploration. 


A printed image of a figure wearing a mysterious space suitExplorers Suit 5, etching and monoprint with chine colle

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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