My work explores themes of time, memory, and psychological relationships that we develop with transient possessions and environment. I use photographs from my family’s photo albums and drawings of personal imagery to reflect on the associations, such as displacement and longing. Such as the impermanence of ownership over material items, our ability to re-envision precious memories waver and morph, influencing our perception of these same objects and spaces, and thus ultimately ourselves.

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Artist Image #1
"Shift", Stone Lithograph, 2019
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"Temporal", Aquatint Etching, 2021
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"The Thoughts Float Further" Cyanotype & Monoprint, 2021
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"Familiar Sightings", Pronto Plate Lithograph, 2021
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"6563 Bayberry St." Stone Lithograph with Cyanotype, 2016
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"The Sound of Flowers", Linocut and hand embellishing, 2020
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"Intersperse", Stone Lithograph, 2017
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"Umbra", Stone Lithograph, 2018
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"Sonder" Aquatint Etching with hand embellishing, 2022
Long Beach, CA
United States

May Roded is a printmaker living in Long Beach, CA. In 2017 May received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking at California State University, Long Beach. She currently teaches printmaking courses at Loyola Marymount University and printmaking workshops at Josephine Press in Santa Monica, CA.

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