Jennifer Dunbar is a woodblock printmaker working in the reduction method. She is an avid traveler and is inspired by the photographs she takes of the places she visits. Relying heavily on color and line work, she tries to capture the essence of what it feels like to be in a place, rather than create a realistic rendition of that location.
In the reduction method, the artist uses only one block, gradually reducing that block as each layer is carved, inked, and printed. Because the block is altered and hand inked in each layer, no more prints can be made from that block, rendering each edition limited and unique.
Jennifer learned her craft at Grand Valley State University, earning a Bachelors of Arts in art and design with an emphasis in printmaking and a Bachelor of Arts in history, with teaching certifications for both subjects.