Multi-layered and Timeworn

Liz Mitchell is cropping up all over! She’s exhibiting her Coptic journals at the Hopewell Train Station (see The Artful Blogger post about Transformations) and has an exhibit of her collages, pictured here, at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., Princeton, Oct. 21 to Nov. 30.

Ms. Mitchell  collages together illustrations, public records and  correspondence, and her books and collage are multi-layered both in content and construction. She uses an innovative layering technique that creates ancient looking, timeworn surfaces.

Liz Mitchell has been making art for over 25 years. Her work is included in the collections of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, Seton Hall University, The College of St. Elizabeth, Johnson and Johnson Corporate Art Collection, William Paterson University in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Power and Light, the Experimental Printmaking Institute and Skillman Library Special Collections at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, among others.

She and her family have lived in New Jersey for generations.  In 2001 she completed a limited edition artist’s book documenting her family’s involvement in the building of the Bascilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark from 1899 through 1954.  The book was completed during a residency at the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

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1 Response to Multi-layered and Timeworn

  1. Annelies says:

    I have seen Liz’s handconstructed art books and they are beautifully crafted and with great thought about the images and stories behind them. She is also a generous teacher. Annelies van Dommelen

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