Yonina Rollack creates playful artwork as she pays tribute to the earth and its inhabitants, creating images that are both drawn from reality and an extension of her own inner world. Shaped by her background in printmaking and countless hours spent looking through library books, Yonina’s art is illustrative, personalizing observations of the world through her own aesthetic.
In Yonina’s printmaking artwork using the collagraph process, forms are reduced to simplified shapes due to the nature of the printing, in which found materials are glued to an aluminum plate and wiped with ink to create textural impressions on the resulting printed paper. The paper is soaked in water before printing and then is left under a heavy weight to reduce – but never completely eliminate – wrinkling. Because of the distinctive nature of this process, no two original prints are the same.
“Through art,” says Yonina, “I hope to make others smile and consider their surroundings with renewed joy and curiosity.“
You can see more of Yonina’s fascinating imagination HERE.