MFA 1984, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Printmaking)

Full Moons, 2019
Artist’s book intaglio
8 X 9 inches (48 inches open)

Full Moons, 2019

Brief Biography

Sarojini Jha Johnson worked with Professor Emeritus and award-winning artist Robert Wolfe more than three decades ago when she earned an MFA in printmaking at Miami University. She has taught intaglio printmaking at Ball State University since 1985. Johnson has been making intaglio prints continually and currently has added artist’s books to her studio practice. Thematically, her works are inspired by the natural world and the adverse effects of climate change on flora and fauna.

Artist Statement

My family immigrated to the U.S. from India many years ago. As a result, my works reflect my impressions of India as experienced through journeys there and stories told by my parents. Certain objects and images are emblematic or evocative, from mundane to sublime, such as datura plants and images of deities such as Ganesha and Lakshmi. Uprooted people often experience a longing for things that remind them of their former home. I believe that the dialogue about culture and nationality is vital and that the visual arts are an important forum for communication of the subtleties and variations of individual viewpoints.

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