Raluca Iancu would like it known that she has never been involved in a horrific crash – that tumble on her bike while riding in Montreal notwithstanding. Nevertheless there’s something about vehicle collisions that she can’t look away from, returning to them as inspiration time and again.
Blair works in woodcut and etching, using traditional techniques. Her interest lies with mark-making that is in tune with her material - whether it be copper or wood. The woodcuts are typically monoprints. Her vocabulary includes abstraction, small editions, serial presentation, simplificiation, images emergent from process. Her most frequent subjects are weather and the landscape. The 2017 installation "Salamander Parade" included oversize etchings and is her first figurative work.