Roxanne Faber Savage
Roxanne Faber Savage, b. Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America; Currently lives and works in Connecticut and New York. Roxanne/ “Roxy” is an award winning multidisciplinary artist with printmaking as her primary medium. She is a dynamic instructor and visual artist whose print works and installations are exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions in museums, galleries, and art spaces in the Northeast, New York, New Mexico, Miami Beach, Scotland and Hong Kong. Her artworks are held in private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.
Roxanne creates works on paper and other substrates, pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking. She creates inventive prints on multiple substrates and painterly mixed media works using graphic imagery to tell her personal human stories.
Eva Hesse once explained that she uses repetition in her work because it recalled the absurdity of life… “If something is absurd, it is much more exaggerated, more absurd if repeated.” As a multidisciplinary artist, I work in a range of media and materials with printmaking as my primary art form. For many years, I have been exploring ancient and contemporary symbols in my artwork. My imagery features ordinary things from daily life: birds, houses, balls, moons, swimmers, power lines, clover, text and language. These icons appear and resurface frequently throughout my work, tapping and mining my subconscious thoughts and emotions.
My process involves de ning a symbol or iconic picture and then “working it” until it’s meaning(s) are revealed. I enjoy “material play” – crossing disciplines with print, paint, photography, xerography, textile, digital media, sewing, and installation. In the studio – and in the gallery, I gather up loads of materials and build my imagery through an alchemy that is both intuitive and practiced.