Artist Statement

Blair Folts

In both of Blair Folts’ bodies of work, "Family and La Famiglia", she is inspired by family life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. La Famiglia addresses her Italian roots and the passage of her family into the 21st century. Her images of passports, birth certificates and memorabilia are combined with old photographs in layered composition. "…. what happened while we were not paying attention…" uses the same sort of imagery to remember family life in New Hampshire and more subtly the current issues facing our state. Both bodies of work use the process of lithography but because the prints combine many different images and ghost images that are printed 3 and 4 times, the finished product is a monotype. The works are technically intriguing and artistically compelling.