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Elizabeth A. Jabar
Portland, ME

Consider your skin a parchment, a surface that has been written over, rubbed off and written on again. What does every wrinkle, crease record? Start from the inside out. Count your tears. Drawing through the body I have recalled memories and ascribed a specific anatomy to it. Lost, silenced voices that inhabit the forms are reclaimed. The personal family histories reframed in the work are honored and questioned. What are you? Where did you come from? Dig, labor, and unravel identities. Curious body fragments restate my existence and reflect a multiplicity of selves. Grounded in feminine experience my pictures chart an interior emotionality. The printed piece serves as evidence of lived experience. No documents. No history.

Elizabeth A. Jabar's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
2002 Artist Members' Juried Exhibition
My Inventory
(2001) collograph prints and paperplate lithos on wool, glassine with wax scrolls, string

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