My work celebrates the spirit of the people and places I have encountered. Whether this is represented through color, choice of line carved, etched, molded, drawn or painted through the conscious use of mark making via time honored traditions of printmaking techniques, I am interested in honoring the subject. So much is required in developing an image; it serves as a meditative device. The push and pull during the creation process is part intuitive, reactionary, and peace maker. I find myself combining the past and present on a routine basis in my work. How may I provide the viewer with a snapshot that encapsulates people, place, time? How may I engage the visceral response of the audience? The stories I have been witness to, the beauty I have encountered and the decay of the previously celebrated: all find a home in my heart and art. My work has been described asvisual haiku
Wingtip Press in Boise Idaho and the Nature Printing Society in Charleston Oregon wonderful hosts. I look forward to working with them again. Thank you.
*McKinney Artist Studio Tour was wonderful. Thank you all for visiting. See you in 2014 second weekend in November
The North Texas Printmaking Guild is going strong. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month