Margo Bors

(415) 824-0471

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 3: POTRERO HILL
OCT 28 & 29, 2017
785 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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My long time studio, uphill from 20th Street on Potrero Hill, is easy to find. It has two red garage doors and plenty of parking in front.

My work reflects a love of and respect for our natural world. Thru my art and photography I hope to make people more aware of the beauty and functions of our natural environment and the value of preserving it. I especially enjoy depicting the impressive number of California native plants and the animals, such as butterflies, that depend on them.

The linocut is my favorite printmaking technique. I enjoy both the process and the result, a print with bold areas of color and clear, strong lines and compositions that looks equally good in color or black and white. I often blend two or more colors on a roller and apply them to areas of the plate where a gradation of color is called for like in the flowers in Poppies V which was recently acquired by the Library of Congress.

My methods are tedious but the print requires only a single run thru the press which eliminates registration problems and gives the whole piece a very sharp, high relief quality. Often I will leave areas of a print uninked to achieve an embossed effect for those particular areas.

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