"Dread" by Tina Armando

"Dread" by Tina Armando

Tina Armando
"Dread"

Location: United States
Technique: woodcut
Social Media: @off.dhook
Website: http://www.tinaarmando.org
Print Number: 148

This print symbolizes the dread felt after having a swab up your nose and waiting 15 minutes for a covid test outcome. It is a carved balsa block printed with dye ink to achieve the blurry effect that mimics the covid testing process. I created this print to show how something as simple as two light red lines, given the cultural context of the time, can cause a feeling of dread.


Seen in the following exhibitions:
5/R Hall&Gallery, Nagoya, Japan in August 2022
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany in October 2022
Gmünder Kunstverein, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany in March 2023
Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, Den Bosch, Netherlands in April 2023