MARILYN PROPP and DAVID JONES have been exhibiting together since 2006. Similar in their interest in machine parts and environmental concerns, Jones began as a photographer and printmaker, while Propp was primarily a painter. David has moved toward digital manipulation and artists books; Marilyn is producing handmade paper and relief prints. Together they founded Anchor Graphics, Chicago in 1990.
MARILYN PROPP My current work, Notes from the Sea, reflects the clash/coexistence between the industrial and the natural worlds. Industrial debris, machine parts, and marine life are entangled or morph into one another; a vision of the future where accommodation is the result.
DAVID JONES The drawings from the last several years have been an exploration in relearning the use of traditional mark making. My source was images from automobile parts schematics. I employed a semi-blind contour method to create pen drawings of machines that neither function nor propel. These drawings were enlarged and hand-printed using the processes of Xerox transfer and paper-plate lithography.