Artist Statement

Structure, pattern, line, and color, are the underpinnings of my hand-pulled prints.  They are simple and complex, bold and subtle, yet resist a specific meaning.  These outcomes provide discipline and a comforting sense of order to counteract the uncertainty and chaos that exists in our world today.  Years of precise and meticulous renderings have impacted this vision.

 

My fascination with printmaking is influenced by the fusion of techniques along with the  sudden effects generated by the press. The intuitive creative process is guided by inks, matrices, and paper as the composition develops a strong graphic imagery. This result is achieved by using multiple plates with transparent and opaque layers of inks and acrylics.  Collage elements, mixed media, and artist-made paper enhance the image.  Experimentation, invention, and discovery, are the driving forces that inspire me.