David Curcio

David Curcio

Watertown, MA
You Can Hide, Etching/Hand coloring/Thread
15.5 x 15.75

I try to merge traditional printmaking with simpler methods of mark making to create images that are both decorative and deeply personal. While I am a great admirer of folk art, my own training in printmaking is extremely formal. Stitching and embroidering is a means by which I can strive for the purity and simplicity of the self taught art I admire without (I hope) being disingenuous. In creating the current body of work, I inevitably became more comfortable with the humble, direct techniques that were at first so alien to me. In response to this growing confidence, I forced myself further into deeply personal subject matter as a way of remaining just outside of my comfort zone, all the while keeping the general focus on the decorative aspects of each piece in an attempt to maintain a seductive “surface appeal.”