Joe Moore writes: I am now semi-retired as a graphic designer and have been transitioning to a new career as a printmaker. My current work picks up on ideas that I began to think about as a grad student at Yale. In my prints, I create abstract worlds, by combining typographic shapes, geometric forms, digital imagery, and color. I enjoy combining an etched copper plate with drawn and painted digital imagery through chine colle. By using a 500-year-old process (intaglio) with recent processes (Adobe Photoshop and inkjet printing), I try to create images that go beyond the capabilities of each medium. I have had some success, exhibiting at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s Footprint Biennial International Competitions in 2018 and 2020, as well as at several Boston-area galleries. (Editor’s note: Joe’s gallery can be viewed at josephmoore.myportfolio.com)
My primary focus continues to be my family: the past three years have brought the addition of two granddaughters, the graduation from college of our younger daughter — now a first-year medical student, and the advancing medical careers of our two sons and their spouses, all physicians! My wife, Annette, continues to be very involved in civic issues in Cambridge and is nearing completion of a book on a slice of Cambridge and women’s history. For relaxation, I continue to enjoy sailing the coastal waters of New England.
reported by Rick Buck '66