Thesis-year book and paper student Heather Buechler has published a blog post about her residency this spring at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI as part of the TRANSIT residency. From her post:
“My art practice is driven by a research practice that examines the history of industry in rural America. An investigation into the manufacturing of wood cuts and engravings used by agricultural companies led me to the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Manufacturing is as much a part of rural culture and its vitality as the more commonly thought of source of rural livelihood, agriculture.To get historical footing, I spent the early part of my residency reading about the history of Two Rivers at the library in the evening, while I curated the various cuts and engravings produced at the Hamilton Manufacturing Company during the day.”
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