310 Richard Hricko


My work in printmaking draws upon the observation, collection, and integration of details from our built and natural environments. A unique, believable image that never wholly existed in nature emerges from this variety of sources, suggesting the passage of time and the tension between mechanically-constructed and naturally-created forms.

This rusty found object, a formerly functional, decorative piece of cast iron inspired by plant forms, is representative of Philadelphia’s rich creative and industrial past. I have reimagined it, and many others, in photogravures like the one serving here as a backdrop to the object of its original inspiration.