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Tomma Abts

Abts explains that she begins with “no plans, sketches or preconceptions” and is motivated by “not knowing what the outcome might be.” Operating without a preconceived endpoint, her intention shifted in Untitled (diagonals), as reflected in changes in the composition and color.


Tomma Abts (left) with printer Ianne Kjorlie (right) at Crown Point Press, 2009, photograph by Kathan Brown, Courtesy Crown Point Press

Banner Image: Detail, Wayne Thiebaud, River Edge (working proof 26), 1997, color drypoint and spitbite aquatint, Crown Point Press, Art © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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