Justine

Cherwink

Bartlesville, OK

Printmaking & Drawing

Moderation is hard.

Artist Statement

My work in printmaking spans life themes close to my heart: local landscapes, nostalgic items, food, and portraits. Using relief printing techniques, I get to design and portray images in a very decisive and intentional process. Carving blocks and hand printing these designs caters to my inner craftsman and is the perfect balance between being a creative and technician at the same time. I am an engineer by trade, and I value precision, accuracy, and elegant design which reveals itself in my art. Every print is drawn, transferred, carved, inked, and hand pressed which makes each piece unique and special to myself and the viewer.

Artist Bio

Welcome visitors. I guess I have officially started moonlighting as an artist because a few of you want to buy something from me!

When I'm not working on lubrication engineering (my day job), playing ultimate frisbee, or wacking a puck around an ice rink, I gravitate towards making art. I don't have a specialty (yet?), but tend to create linework drawings, paint the occasional watercolor, and more recently carve lino for printing. Seems like at this point in my life I prefer to be a jack of all trades and master of none. Subject matters typically revolve around the outdoors and animals.

I reside in Bartlesville. I did not grow up here, but I am fond of the place and have stuck around for 5+ years. I have had the pleasure of working from home for about 3 years now. This entails sitting in front of a computer and talking on the phone while trying to minimize the background noise of my cat's old man smoker's meow. His name is Beau. Often I travel for work and try to use the sights and scenery from all over the country to inspire more designs and creative ideas. I usually always have my sketchbook on me for this reason. Then, when I am back home, I can really focus in my studio/office on detailed carvings and printmaking.

the cowboy
beef
the cowboy
beef
Blue Dome
Blue Dome
Be Yourself, printed on Japanese "Unryu" paper
Be Yourself, printed on Japanese "Unryu" paper
treehouse
treehouse
the round bale
the round bale
Shadow Puppet, printed on Thai kozo mulberry paper
Shadow Puppet, printed on Thai kozo mulberry paper
Chessboard, printed on Thai kozo mulberry paper
Chessboard, printed on Thai kozo mulberry paper
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moonlit drives
Cain's Ballroom
moonlit drives
Cain's Ballroom
Peony by Horst, printed on Japanese "Unryu" paper
Peony by Horst, printed on Japanese "Unryu" paper