VEERLE ROOMS



Born 1947 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
While a visiting artist on the UNO campus (March 2-8, 1997), the printmaking professor at the Carolus Magnus College in Antwerp (1972-2002) printed "Flowers from Nebraska". The three horizontal strips that shift subtly in tone seen in this intaglio tie it to "Revolutie" (1990), a series of large-scale silk-screens. The drawing style found in the UNO print was inspired by the graffiti art she saw during a 1984 visit to New York City and the Navajo and Hopi cave paintings seen during a 1993 road trip along Route 66. Rooms thought of her plate as her equivalent to cliff faces and city walls. It was a surface to mark with her unique hieroglyphic language.




Flowers from Nebraska
1997; color intaglio and chine collé; image: 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 (38.1 x 25.4), sheet: 22 1/2 x 14 3/4 (55.88 x 35.56); edition of 15