Art Category: Abstract, Birds, Landscapes, Portrait/Figures, Rivers/Fish, Still Life, Wildlife, Bozeman, Mixed Media, Other, and Water Media
After receiving her BFA from Sam Houston State University, Daryl lived and taught art at an overseas school in Tokyo in the 1970’s. During this time Howard was introduced to a private collection of 18th and 19th century Ukiyo-e woodcuts. Feeling an immediate connection to the works of art and wanting to learn more about the woodblock print making process, Daryl embarked on an apprenticeship with master print maker Hodaka Yoshida. By the time she left Japan, Howard had become procient in the medium, well on her way to perfecting the painstaking demands of carving and printing. Immediately returning to graduate school in 1976 at the University of Texas at Austin, she began her experience with a second medium, mixed media collage.
” The technique of woodblock print making is part of my soul. After over thirty years of sketching, carving and printing, I am still as excited as I was when I pulled my rst print with Hodaka Yoshida in Tokyo. The textural thread within my collage work leads from one image to the next. There is something magical about using the elements of the planet: gold, silver, copper, gemstones and pigments made from soils. These processes have become the way of expressing my world. It involves seeing images through a series of shapes, arranged and colored to represent the essence … the magic … that I experience.”