Anthurium and Fern
Mixed media monotype, 22" x 30" framed
Entanglement I Mixed media monotype, 18" x 18"
Siberian Iris Mixed media monotype, 33" x 10"
Topographical Flowers Mixed media monotype, 24" x 18"
Iris and Fern Mixed media monotype, 24" x 18"
Camellias in a Jar Mixed media monotype, 24" x 18"
Birth and death and everything in between. Continuity, repetition, adaptation to circumstance. Memory. What happens when light is limited or space is restricted, or there’s too much of a good thing. What was here yesterday. What will be here tomorrow. These thoughts intrigue me, and the observation of nature provides a physical way ponder them.
I combine drawing, painting, collage and printmaking to create large mixed media monotypes. I apply thin layers of ink and paper, scrape or tear it away, and then rebuild layer after layer to achieve complex depth and texture. Sometimes I press leaves or flowers directly into the surface. Maps, photographs, souvenirs and dreams may be completely buried, revealed only by a hint of shadow or figure. I love the physical aspect of printmaking: mixing colors, placing the plate on the press, smoothing the blankets, turning the wheel, and peeling back the paper to reveal a new design.