Altered Formations

A collection of evocative three-dimensional prints that offer viewers different perspectives inspired by the changing textures and colors of the natural world will be on display at Heartland Community College.

The Joe McCauley Gallery at Heartland Community College presents Altered Formations, a selection of printmaking pieces by Megan Hinds, September 10 through November 9. An artist reception takes place Thursday, September 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the gallery.

Altered Formations presents a selection of abstract intaglio prints that are hand-cut and layered to convey multiple, atmospheric perspectives. Intaglio is a design carved or etching into a material. Her work references the textures found in landscapes, shapes of cloud formations, and changing colors of natural phenomena.

Through the juxtaposition of two and three-dimensional elements, she places the viewer in two positions: one side looking down at the altering landscape and the other side looking up at the transforming sky.

Hinds’ artwork is inspired by her ongoing investigation of the “collective brilliance” found in nature. Her methodical study of insects, animals, their environments and communication systems are visually represented through patterning and repetition. Through nuanced visual elements and compositional framework, she evokes the duality of interior and exterior, seen and unseen, stasis and change.

All Artwork is FOR SALE INQUIRE IF INTERESTED.

Translucidus – Translucent

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Cloud Formations

These six small works are abstracted cloud formations. These piece investigate the seen and unseen elements in our vast sky. Each one explores a different time of day, as one ungulates through the layers new colors are space, color and textures are discovered. They are intimate, bold, and complex.

Stratus Undulatus- Wave

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Opacus- Moon Mask

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Cumulus Fractus- Broken

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Lenticularis II- Crystals

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Opacis I - Sun Mask

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Cumulus Fractus- Dissipating

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

Duplicatus- Different Levels

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$375

 

Land Formations

These three large abstract monotypes depict the ever change landscape we interact with. The vast space, growth, and different colors we can absorb. Their movement, layered growth and texture cause the viewer to reflect on the history and importance of our space and land.

Neap Tide - Gravitational Pull

Monotype, Solar Etching Collage

17” x 20”

$1200


Biome - Plant Dominant

Monotype, Intaglio Collage

17” x 20”

$1200


Arenaceous - Sand Growth

Monotype, Intaglio Collage

17” x 20”

$1200

Urban Settlement- Structure

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$400


 The Space in Between  Found Object, Security Mirror  3’ x 3’  NFS

The Space in Between

Found Object, Security Mirror

3’ x 3’

NFS


Urban Connectivity - Intersection

Intaglio Hand Cut Collage

8” x 10”

$400