| Artist Statement:
I have a desire to layer. Printing layers of colorful
translucent ink gives my work depth, complexity and
richness. I love the repetitive nature of layering and
the subtle changes in the repetitive process work organically
to create otherworldly, fragmented landscapes.
The repetition of layering is as important as the composition
that evolves on the paper. My process typically begins
by cutting a stencil out of tag board (the material
from which manila folders are made). I mix my ink and
then roll it onto the stencil until it is saturated.
I place the inked shape face down on the paper and roll
it through the press. And then my favorite part . .
. the great reveal: I peel the tag board off, revealing
the embedded ink on the paper and the lovely overlaps
and interactions that layer has created. Depending on
the composition, the relationship between colors, and
the balance of shapes, I decide what color/shape/texture
to print next and the process repeats. A typical print
has been run through the press approximately 36 times.
I have a library of stencils that I use repeatedly
in my artwork. I like the challenge of using the same
shapes but creating completely different compositions.
The stencils often have ink remnants on them from being
used previously which can cause this beautiful patina
to come through the freshly printed ink.
I have a background in Industrial and Environmental
Design, but when I became a mom (almost 7 years ago)
I decided that I wanted to pursue my interest in being
an artist. I am driven by the artistic process: I find
such delight in experiencing this inner struggle to
organize and make sense of these elements on the paper,
ultimately creating a treasure of complex balance and