Frances Stark, Red (50% Head), 2005. Collage, linen tape and pencil on Chinese paper. 56 x 30 in. © Frances Stark. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.
Frances Stark is an interdisciplinary artist and writer, whose work centers on the use and meaning of language, and the translation of this process into the creative act. She often works with carbon paper to hand-trace letters, words, and sentences from classic works by Emily Dickinson, Goethe, Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and others to explore the voices and interior states of writers. She uses these hand-traced words, often in repetition, as visual motifs in drawings and mixed media works that reference a subject, mood, or another discipline such as music, architecture, or philosophy.
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