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Liz Shepherd’s intaglio prints and sculptures are pictorial depictions that reflect the memories left by traumatic events and experiences.  In one print, chairs stand in for human bodies, swept aside and left in piles and ruins – undertones of the Indonesian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina are clear.  In another, a pile of Hummer vehicles calls forth tragic conflicts in the Middle East.  In Shepherd’s sculptures, a decidedly unsentimental mood pervades the work calling references to fractured families and inner conflict.  Viewers find themselves deeply engaged in each piece’s own dialogue as they view the holes and torn fragments of objects that were formerly whole. 

Liz Shepherd's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  She is a two-time winner of the SMFA Boit Award (’06, ’05) and is an Instructor in Printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.