"The work is mixed media on paper. In the artist's mind, they are drawings. They are drawings because there is ultimately an application of pigment by friction. They are mixed media because there is no limit to what can be done prior to the use of friction. Media includes cyanotype, collotype, intaglio, photocopy, solvent transfer, litho inks, spray paint, coffee, gold leaf, letterpress, typewriter, daisy wheel printer, folds, graphite, colored pencil, pastel, dry pigment, collage, cast paper, rag paper and fixative.
I manipulate symbols (stairs, chairs, house, car, interiors, plants, words). Familiar objects have a resonance as distinctive as the viewer. This resonance is a response to objects or images or language. When working on a piece, I try to sustain an idea, often reflected in the title, while applying it to an image which is also an object. With luck, the idea becomes embedded in the piece. It is challenging to both manipulate resonance and allow resonance, because feelings are best felt when discovered." GS
Greg Shattenberg, Phantoms, 2017, pencil and dry pigment on paper, 20 x 26