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Barbara Manger
artist, printmaker, author



I am intrigued by the rhythms of endless growth, bloom, death, and renewal that I observe in nature. With luminous oil-based inks I create one-of-a-kind prints on an etching press. With natural materials such as leaves and grasses I make marks that intertwine, twist, and layer themselves together to reflect nature’s pulse and energy.

I engage line as metaphor, creating marks that repeat and weave themselves together like fabric or raga or indicate movement for a swaying dance.

Like rivers, some of the lines can be traced to their origins, but another's end and beginning may never be found.

My focus is sometimes on directing and ordering line, but mostly I am intrigued by tangles, overlays, apparent disorder.




Represented by Idea Gallery, Door County, WI and Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI


Monotype Workshop

Monotype and other printmaking workshops with individual coaching.

The engaging process of monotype is both easy and challenging. A beginner will find this technique tantalizing in its possibilities. An experienced artist will discover new avenues for exploration and expression. The method is simple, the ink is luminous and you will discover myriad ways to make images on a Bunch etching press with a 40 by 60 inch press bed.

The $100 one day workshop fee covers inks, papers, instruction, guidance and the companionship of other artists working in a light-filled studio space.

Warning! This technique is habit forming.

For more information contact Barbara at barbmanger@gmail.com.