Without Place, ink and collage on paper, 34 x 26 in.

Annie Lewis

This body of work developed from a desire to work large and limit my materials. One medium. One color. One brush. I chose blue ink intended for use in fountain pens. Intended for legal documents and love letters. Ink that likes to flow, blot, drip and stain. I simply wanted to explore ink’s energy, and let the media express itself. Eventually I allowed myself to use various markmaking tools and I incorporated a single source of collage material into select pieces. As in previous work, this series meandered its way towards the qualities of pattern I favor; repetition, anomaly, motif, movement, positive space, negative space, shape and line.


Void, ink on paper, 34 x 26 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.