In Part 2 of our talk with local artist and printmaker Jean Gumpper, she discusses what inspired her and what she learned from her residency in Death Valley last April as she gathered material and made the series of small prints in this slide show.

Click HERE to watch Part 1.

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7 Responses to Life in Death Valley, Part 2

  1. Bob Carnein says:

    Thanks for exposing Jean’s work. Where does she exhibit?

  2. joyce cheney says:

    Your prints are wonderful. You talked about slowing down. Producing 25 prints (and maybe you made even more than those shown here) doesn’t sound slowed down at all; it sounds like an amazing body of work for a month!

  3. Sean says:

    So many small jewels! When’s the gallery exhibit?

  4. Gene Daniels says:

    Very lovely work. An inspiration for all your viewers. Creating art in such hostile land requires a substantial effort to just begin. I enjoyed both parts of your presentation.

    Mimbres, New Mexico

  5. hannahfriend says:

    Beautiful sense of composition and color.

  6. Monica E. says:

    I found part 2! Love.

  7. Ann Gumpper says:

    How fun to see these beautiful prints again!!

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