To create this piece, I utilized photosensitive aluminum plates exposed under mylar with the imagery. To print each color and mark was a four-part process. In this printing, I also mixed my own sort of tusche wash to achieve the painterly marks.
Peony Linoleum Print
This piece was what sparked my interest in printmaking. I enjoyed the reductive quality of carving away at a linoleum block to create prints in a variety of colors and papers.
Abstract Collagraph Prints
To create these collagraphs, I utilized a variety of materials — from glue, to sting, to carborundum grit atop a wooden board. I wanted to develop a cool pallet, and adding different amounts of ink as well as taking ghost prints lead to a variety of results in this series of three.
Peony Woodcut Print
This piece required some planning and patience, as it was a 5-color reductive woodcut print. I began with carving out the white areas, printing, yellow, then registering and printing, and so on. The background is textured as I used a dauber to apply the dark brown ink to create interest in the background.
Roses Linoleum Print
The play with linework is what I enjoy most about linoleum block prints. For this piece I wanted to create a rather stark background, with some subtle interest from my mark-making.
Chrysanthemum Linoleum Print
For this print I experimented with a variety of papers — from Rives BFK to rice paper to my very own handmade paper. The paper that I made also included some plant matter embedded in the fibers, and I was very fond of the texture it created.
Nonobjective Lithograph Print
With this piece, multiple mediums were at play on the lithography stone. The cross-hatching was created with grease pencils, the brushstrokes painted with hard ground, along with light smatterings of the hard ground.
Succulents Lithograph Print
In drawing these succulents on the lithography stone, I really wanted to embrace the chalky/charcoal texture that the grease pencils evoked.
Mountain Hard Ground Print
For this piece, I was most interested in the linework and striations that could lend themselves to shading as well as expressing the character of the mountains.