According to legend, all dragons originated from China, and the further they roamed from the homeland the more toes they lost. This screen incorporates elements from Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dragons and patterns filtered through machines and the artist’s hands.
Tory Franklin received a BFA in drawing and photography from Cornish College of the Arts and a MFA in print and paper installation from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers. Her narrative pieces combine several processes and media unified by her use of pattern, print, and scale. There is a constant skipping between the hand-made and computer produced elements in these public works seen at Arts-A-Glow, Mad Art, Storefronts Seattle, Storefronts Auburn, SoundTransit, The VERA Project, Spaceworks Tacoma, and The Renton Arts Commission.