Margaret Garrett | From Terpsichore’s Garden


From Terpsichore’s Garden grew out of a series of dancing flower collages I had been making. Katie Michel of Planthouse suggested that I use some of the iconography of the collages as the point of departure for a group of monoprints that Planthouse would publish. She introduced me to master printmaker Janis Stemmermann of RussellJanis to realize the project.

I began by creating the shapes we would use in the print studio. Terpsichore is the muse of dance, and I knew that the movement of the forms would be a key element in the language of these prints. I then began to play with color combinations. I wanted a range of colors in the edition as there might be in a garden.

This series was my first time making monoprints, and I fell in love with the process—the sense of play, the speed, the immediacy, and the surprises! Creating these works was enjoyable; I hope that some of that joyous feeling comes across to people when they look at this edition.

–Margaret Garrett, 2022

 From Terpsichore's Garden is Garrett's second print publication with Planthouse. 

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