Dorothy Simpson Krause

I am a painter by training and collage-maker by nature who began my experimental printmaking with reprographic machines.  Since being introduced to computers in the late 1960s when working on my doctorate at Penn State, I have combined traditional and digital media.  My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge the gap between these two forms.  It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of images and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning.  It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future.  My art-making is an integral mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue - a visible means of exploring meaning.