Artist: Ekaterina Vopiyashina (RU/CA)
Material/Technique: Relief Print
Size: 22.5cm x 23cm
Paper Size: 28 x 28 cm
Art selection: Handshake
Ekaterina Vopiyashina is a young Russian artist now living in Canada. Linocut allows Vopiyashina to explore the use of block color and blind embossing. As a technique mimicking the invisible, blind embossing serves as a metaphor for how the manual house labor, expected from the majority of women, is rarely acknowledged by society. In her works, she confronts her own childhood experiences, taking the act of carving these images as an exercise for acceptance of this reality.