The Writer's Muse II

5.00"W x 7.00"H x 0.1"D

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Hana Shoup


Medium: Print

Subject Tags: delicate, green, texture, writing, traces, ancient, body, torso

Media: etching on paper

Size: 5"W x 7"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2009

The Muse Series
Drawing the human body is a constant source of inspiration for me. Using the process of etching, I repeat the image of an ancient torso, altering each one to make it unique. I present whole and fragmented figures as dynamic yet timeless forms. This is a hand colored, single edition print.

I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew animals, both real (my menagerie of pets), and fantastic (dragons and such). With this obsession with drawing nature, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history at Baylor University. I lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the States, I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore (I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast) attended MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I worked in DYI art spaces, such as The Skydive, and helped organize community shows. I currently work, teach, and make art in Denver.

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