Babette Katz

"Black and white derives its source from the deepest recesses of our very being." So said Odilon Redon.

Max Klinger has said that, "the graphic mediums in black and white offer the best way to communicate a fantasy vision of another world, or a deeply subjective and critical view of our own."

Both of these statements carry strong resonance for me in the work that I do - black and white relief prints and artist's books.

My books explore the story-telling potential of imagery and sequencing without words. Black ink, white paper and pared-down linoleum carry the burden of proof. I'm interested in this premise because "silent" communication may offer a more immediate way of conveying knowledge, experience, and feeling than the use of words alone.

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