LYDIA MADRID



Born 1950 in Marfa, Texas
"Madrid's art seems to be saying that enough space does exist in the world for all languages, all points of view, all people," notes Sandy Daliatore of the printmaker's markings derived from world alphabets, pictographs, editing marks, and scientific notations. Hovering between the non-representational and readable in fields of flux, these markings are used by the artist as a metaphor for life's travels and more specifically, the dynamic being "experienced history and recounted history," and "the structure and the use of language, conversation, and storytelling." The Indiana University graduate (M.F.A., 1981) is now a Professor of Printmaking at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.




Ripple, Hasta las Piedras—Hasta las Quillas, and Boreas(triptych)
1994; color lithography; sheet (each side panel): 11 1/8 x 14 1/4(27.94 x 35.56); sheet (center panel): 20 1/4 x 16 (50.8 x 40.64); edition of 30