Greetings Art Lover! Odds are if you're reading this we've crossed paths at an
art event or online. Thanks for stopping to check out my work, I am constantly
making new work as it is my greatest passion! So keep an eye on my various
blogs for photo posts. Thanks for tracking me down! If you need me, I'm in my
studio so just give me a shout... -Coralette
"Making magical art by blending printmaking with curiosity."
About the Artist:
Coralette Damme earned her BFA from the Univesity of Nebraska-Lincoln and
currently resides in Saint Petersburg, FL. Although her primary outlet is block
printing, Coralette is a trained painter and has a history of working in ceramics
as well. Artistically her affinities lie with the German Expressionist movement
combined with a touch of the Surreal.
Coralette practices an analog approach to creating artwork and puts every day
resources to work in her creative pursuits. Many of her hand printed images
defy the convention of numbered editions and often are one of a kind singular
works. Coralette finds inspiration in holiday traditions, the natural world, and
cultural legends and symbols.
My artwork reflects the family traditions that I was raised with and the value
that was instilled in me for creating items by hand. The work ethic of farm life
and the appreciation of a partnership with nature have greatly influenced my
artistic process and imagery. As we become technologically dependent, the old
ways of hand made get lost. We lose a connection to the world around us that
working with our hands brings. This is why my work is hand printed without
computers, my silk-screens hand drawn without photo emulsion processes, my
lino blocks carved, inked and pressed putting my direct touch on every aspect
of my work. I work from home with every day tools that anyone could access. I
make art to express that which is felt but unseen and to engage myself and the
viewer with things we may have forgotten: the connection to our roots, to
childhood, nature, mystery, and the unknown. It is easy to forget that we are
creative from birth and stifle the impulse to play. I hope with my art to stir
some of those hidden inclinations back to life both in myself and in the viewer.
Thanks to Trevor Burnett for making this short video documentary about my art and creative process!