Woodcuts are where I speak the most clearly about spiritual exploration, in this medium that is all about simplicity and the physicality of the mark-making. The clarity of purpose that is required keeps this exploration from getting too ethereal. Cutting wood is where the rubber meets the road: Where airy, soulful ideas have to be honed and stood by.
Margaret Peot is a painter, printmaker, and writer. She has exhibited at Grady Alexis Gallery at Taller Latinoamericano, The Center for Book Arts, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, La Mama Theater’s New Voices, New Works series, and will have a one person show in January of 2011 at the St Peter’s Church Gallery in the Citicorp Building.
Her first book, Make Your Mark: Explore Your Creativity and Discover Your Inner Artist (Chronicle Books, 2004) is a collection of no-fail, no-drawing-necessary ways to make beautiful marks on paper. Make Your Mark has found a following in the education community, and was voted one of the best how-to books of 2004 by Library Journal.
Margaret’s next book, The Inkblot Book: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity (Boyds Mills Press) comes out in the fall of 2010.
Margaret has painted costumes for Broadway theater for the past twenty years. Her website is www.margaretpeot.com