I am a printmaker, specializing in the creation of reduction linoleum prints. After each successive printing of a color, the surface of the block is reduced while at the same time the print surface is built up with multi-colored layers. Born from one block of linoleum, my relief prints have the color nuances and rich textural surfaces of an oil painting.
Although Picasso coined this method of working, a ‘suicide print’, I rather think of this process as emulating the journey of life. While creating these prints, I am never able to re-visit past stages because proofing and editioning happens simultaneously. I can only proceed forward with acceptance of all the good and not so good choices which were mediated and acted upon with the hope and joy of completion.