experimental beds

“experimental beds” is a set of six color etchings by Judy Watson, an Indigenous Australian artist who visited the University of Virginia in October 2011 as an artist-in-residence at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s architectural drawings of U.Va., Watson developed her ideas in collaboration with Professor Dean Dass and advanced printmaking students. The resulting prints use Jefferson’s drawings layered with images from Watson’s visit to Monticello and her experience at U.Va.