work on paper     

Artist Statement

Margaret Merritt

The phrase 'images in paper' encompasses all of my artwork as shown in the prints and handmade paper. The fragility of paper reflects, I believe, the ephemeral quality of nature while the sharp lines of intaglio prints reflect the strong patterns of the natural world that surrounds my New Hampshire home.

A chemist for more than 40 years, I retired from the Wellesley College faculty in 2002 to pursue full-time studio work in print and papermaking in my studio in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire.