Searching for a New Normal
2022 Members Exhibition



Carolyn Shattuck

NO HAND CAN BLOCK OUT THE SUN_________________Chinese Proverb Carolyn Shattuck ,born in Montreal, Canada, moved to the United States in 1971. She and her husband lived in Okinawa, Japan where she became influenced by the history and beauty of the Japanese prints . Upon returning to the United States she studied painting at Bard College. She divides her time between painting, printing and making books. Her work embraces the juxtaposition of many cross-cultural images. Over the last five years, her attention has been expressed by animal extinction.. I hope to celebrate life in all its complexities while acknowledging the shadow on my left shoulder.

On the Brink

Because of the lack of socialization during the pandemic, I had more time in the studio. I pursued discovering the most endangered mammal in the world called, the pangolin.

There was a theory that the pangolin was a carrier of covid from the Wuhan market in China.

That has since been disproven although another animal could still be the vector.

The pangolin will be extinct in a few years without being recognized. It's scales, made from keratin, are harvested for many bogus remedies in China and Viet Nam.

12"x 8"x 2.5" closed
Printed on Epson matte ,BFK Rives paper,Lama Li paper with slipcase

Turtle Book V1

Sea Turtles are endangered. As we navigate the past three pandemic years, it gave me time

to reflect on animal extinction. We are thrown into making health decisions relating to how we interact ,with our community, as well as the environment. It troubled me that the vulnerable sea turtle population was declining due to climate change, loss of habitat, pollution and boat strikes. I visited a sea turtle hospital in the Keys and began my research.

Coptic Bound, BFK Rives paper, Fiber dyes, found plastic, drypoint