Rachel Mary Wright
Summer Salve Series
The three engravings are a result of spontaneous marks that developed and grew on the plates throughout the summer. It was a time of quiet reflection as I was healing from events from the past year. In the engravings, I see imagery inspired by my many walks through Brookside Park, time spent at Saylorville Lake, and long evenings packing up boxes and cleaning my house before moving out. I needed a way to record my emotions and thoughts, a way that wasn’t linear, or even textual, and the engravings suited me for that purpose.