I am a printmaker, watercolorist, photographer, and cutter of paper. The prints I make are often pattern-based, and singular, focusing on overlapping, transparent color layers, textural surfaces, and forms. I love to construct shapes, and I think about what they might be. A mountain village, a swimmer? A bird amongst chrysanthemum? As I draw (or cut) these designs I feel the structure between their inner and outer spaces, the balance between graceful and blunt areas, and the textural surface that shows how a shape interacts with its world.
This series of screenprints uses imagery originally designed as multicolor, repeating patterns for silk scarves, and textile artifacts for the home. Some designs are made from textural photographs of string, part of a knitted sweater, or a desert landscape, while others use watercolor washes, brushstrokes, and paper cut-outs, as means to a screenprinted outcome. The designs have been layered, and overlap somewhat randomly on one another multiplying depth, and color, and juxtaposing imagery.
All work bellow is screenprinted with high quality ink on heavy weight cotton content paper, a Japanese mulberry paper (22 x 30 inches), or linen (wall hanging 45 x 120inches). Alder frames are made by the artist. I am also making similar prints in a smaller dimension, with 12 inch widths.