(American, born 1956)
Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China (May, 1989), from the suite precariously close to 5 billion points of confusion, 1990
screenprint with photolithography, 22 x 29.75 inches
Artwork courtesy of the Artist
To learn more about Julia Wachtel, see Landscape No. 3 (History).
In a simple and direct way greeting card images are about expression. First their function is to express something: congratulations, I miss you, I love you and so on. Second their visual form is highly expressive. The cartoon characters I’ve been using, the sort of hapless souls with distorted bodies are a good example. It fascinates me how easily form conveys expression through such simple means.