Citron Press

Stephanie Copoulos-Selle

Make It
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Make It

2010-11, relief, screen print, letterpress and collage, 9.75” x 7.25”, edition 50

Quilts, wooden toys, pillow cases, and other handmade objects are items we treasure or hate.  They are the record of the human urge to create.  Creation is not the sole domain of poets and artists but an integral part of all peoples; creation is life"

From the beginnings of history humans made objects that went beyond mere necessity.  They enhanced surfaces of pottery with paint and carvings.  From found rocks and bones they created small intimate sculptures to carry with them.  They buried their dead with loving symbols of remembered life, precious artifacts, and the promise of another world.

Humans have spent time remaking favorite things from the past or unique objects never seen before. The results are accomplishments but the end product is not always the goal.  The process or the act of making is the core of the creative force.  That process can encompass frustration or pleasure, but the desire to make continues.

“Make it” was printed on pages from vintage books entitled “Creative Hands” by Doris Cox and Barbara Warren Weismann.