My work is not simply about a finished product, but the process of gathering and printing. I amass, archive, and arrange source materials in a way that reflects my view of the world. I desire to explain the inexplicable through clashing imagery.
My images are achieved by combining Victorian engravings, vintage magazines, paper dolls, scientific illustrations, weathered fabric, and wallpaper. Experience in a multiplicity of media impacts my process, but the craft of printmaking itself is of utmost importance to my art. I most often utilize solar plates and solvent transfers. By inking my plates precisely with hand mixed hues, a variety of top rolls and touches of textural elements such as flocking, I am able to attain a timeless quality. I achieve a feeling of unease in my work by unifying contrasting images to create a single form. Feminine and masculine, ravishing and grotesque, animal and human, life and death, all are elements that, when brought together, leaves one feeling somewhat unnerved.
I find great satisfaction in the gathering, composing, and eventual printing of the scenes I create. My work is my way of making sense of the senseless, a reflection that life is not black and white but many shades of grey,
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