Sab pan yu

A photograph from a trip to Thailand and an interest in Buddhism as well as contemporary theology evolved into this woodcut print. As the small frail monk leaned into one doorway, a tall western man was approaching from an opposite doorway. He was only a shadow in my photo. East meets West.

Originally from New York City, Cathie Crawford returned to Peoria, Illinois in 2004 after living overseas for six years in Saudi Arabia and France. Since completing her MFA in 1987 from Bradley University she has concentrated on the color reduction woodcut print. Her award-winning work has been shown internationally, and Crawford’s prints are included in private and corporate collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. www.cathiecrawford.com

See more of her work in issue 6.2