As we enter the holiday season, I think it’s a fitting time to share the work of one of my favorite artists and printmakers, Corita Kent. Kent was a key figure in establishing screenprinting, or serigraphy, as a fine art medium during the 60’s and 70’s. Kent’s work is filled with messages of peace and love, and reflects her commitment to social justice. I find her work to be very moving, and the messages behind her work are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.
One of my favorite prints of hers is the above left image, which features the quote: “But there is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love.”
In case you’re curious, Printeresting talked about Corita Kent in 2008, and it’s still worth the read.