My work seeks to investigate ecosystems and demystify scientific outcomes, while calling into question human culpability and responsibility. Working with Microbiologists, Ornithologists and Biologists I create large-scale installations and prints exploring issues of climate change, species extinction and environmental stewardship. The materiality of printmaking reverses its subject and injects personality into every mark, transforming my drafting in different ways depending on the use of wood, collagraph or screen. The specificity of science requires reimagining my print practice and changes my methodology in service to ornithology, or ecology. The work I am happiest with always finds a balance between printmaking, science and draftsmanship, unifying to tell big picture stories about humanity's complicated relationship with nature.
Pippin Frisbie-Calder | Arabi, Louisiana 2022