I have a background in sculpture (I studied Sculpture at the HbK Braunschweig in Germany) and Performance Design (Central Saint Martins in London) but I did not take well to formal art education.
I found printmaking was a way for me to play and experiment with lines and shapes, balance foreground and background, and juggle the contrast of dark and light.
At the core of my art is a strong connection to nature; the spirits of animals and plants, landscape, stones, the sea and the elements.
My art is about pattern recognition, weaving dreams, stories and images into a whole.
The majority of my prints are hand-printed in my kitchen. I roll out the ink, ink up the blocks and hand-pull prints on the kitchen surfaces.
I sometimes post new prints or work in progress that might not make its/their way onto the online shop for some time (if ever) on Twitter as Maria Strutz @mariastrutz
Have a look at my website to get an idea of some of my older work www.mariastrutz.co.uk
And: check out this piece of writing I did for WyrdDaze looking at my creative approach/ process https://wyrddaze.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/wyrd-daze-lvl-4-maria-strutz/