Jen Greely
Knot Series Artist Statement


The knot series of hand-drawn, carborundum-printed and screenprinted knots is based on rope I discover washed up on beaches. I document these found lines through photographs, and then transform them into simplified line drawings, carborundum plates, and silkscreens. I explore concepts of time and place: these free-form shapes pre-existed my drawings, themselves having recorded unseen elements, tides or people. Through repetitive and rotated imagery, these drawn knots often anthropomorphize into human-like forms surreptitiously caught dancing, embracing, hiding, or fighting. By stripping the body of its human form and personal identity, but leaving intact gesture and interaction, these works express universal emotions and actions, all while referencing a hidden tangible past with origins in found objects.


Knot Print Series
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
Underwater I
2018
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
34 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
Underwater II
2018
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
22 x 34 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
Underwater III
2018
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
34 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
Entangled
2018
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
22 x 34 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
Escape
2018
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Rives BFK
34 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
Sold DotShadow Dance
2017
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
22 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
Sold DotEmerge
2017
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
34 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype with 22kt gold leaf on Hahnemuhle Paper
Disappear
2017
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype with 22kt gold leaf on Hahnemuhle Paper
22 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
Drift
2017
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
22 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
Jen Greely Knot Print Series Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
Soar
2017
Carborundum Aquatint Monotype on Hahnemuhle Paper
22 x 22 inches (image 15 x 15 inches)
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