My art making is informed by my travels (near and far, large and small), as much as by technical innovations in the printmaking medium. I work primarily in intaglio – from copper and aluminum plate etching to the more contemporary forms of photopolymer intaglio. I use the structures of prints and artist’s books to create an experience for the viewer that is both intimate and panoramic, and strangely nostalgic.
My work is grounded in the observation of people in particular places. I am interested in social structures, interpersonal relationships, memory and time. I look for relationships of figures to the spaces they occupy and the stories that are embedded therein. I am deeply interested in memory, and how we reconstruct our experiences over time. What do we retain clearly? What fades away? How do our experiences change in our minds’ eye over time?
In recent years I have committed to using mainly up-cycled materials in my artwork to lessen my impact on the environment. This constraint has been liberating.