Kristen Martincic (Columbia, MO) is a printmaker and installation artist who uses portraits of the human body and clothing to express and reveal intimate moments and emotions. Using appendages, the hands and feet, she examines issues of vulnerability and awkwardness. By extension, undergarments act as a surrogate for the human form. They serve as a symbol of protection from the outside world as well as a means of disguising one’s physical and emotional nakedness. Through a combination of both graphic techniques such as relief and silkscreen printing and her delicate sensibilities and touch the work achieves a beautiful and challenging visual contradiction.