Artist Statement

Christine J. Higgins is a printmaker, papermaker, and mixed media artist.

Drawn to the natural environment for inspiration, she uses the moods of color, pattern, shape and textural elements to create unique expressions of art. Her work balances the intuitive process with subliminal memory and experience. The images cross the boundaries of abstraction and representational. A recurring theme is the interface between different subjects reflecting the influence of time and contrasting elements of fragility and strength. The many stages of preparation in papermaking and printmaking become the foundation for the final art making. It is the touch of the artist’s hand which she enjoys the most.

Her fiber pieces include sculptural baskets, cast relief forms, and collaged panels combining handmade paper, and prints. Printmaking processes explore monotype, relief and the monoprint photo emulsion process. She is a member of A.R.R.T. (Artist Rapid Response Team), Circling the Square Fine Art Press (in Gardiner), and maintains a studio residence in Readfield, Maine. She studied at Marietta College and earned a masters in Integrated Arts from Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.