About the Artist
I am a visual artist and I employ the language and technology of printmaking in creating unique printed works and objects in paper and cloth.
Issues of ethnicity, identity,class, memory and legacy are examined and questioned in the work.
History and community are important layers of the work and contribute to the development of my ideas, including collaborative, public print projects.
Recently I began discovery research for a large scale work in the Head of Falls neighborhood of Waterville, Maine that will celebrate the contributions of millworkers and discuss the impact of job loss including the deterioration of community identity. The project incorporates my personal history by telling the story of my family that grew up and worked in the mills of the Head of Falls neighborhood.
I exhibit my prints and unique books nationally.
I started my teaching career in 1999 and I am currently an assistant professor of printmaking at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Printmaking, Crafts
JabarElizabeth A.492 Saint John street
Portland ME 04102-2750