Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

I work as a printmaker and painter. I am drawn to water for its design and abstract qualities, but most especially because it is a resource that is being commodified, a force of nature that is destructive by its absence and presence, a life force, and a constantly changing source of beauty and pleasure. Much of my current work is concerned with the idea of rivers and their tributaries, and bays and rocky coastlines. I return again and again to the same places, focusing on light and movement.

I like the discipline and forethought of the reduction linocut process and the surprises that come with each new color printing. Starting with observation, the final images are culled from memory, shaped by my own experiences and perspectives.

I often work in series, finding it an excellent way to explore many possibilities concerning one theme.