Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

I create inspired by my visual accounts of the circumstances at that moment. My palette colors are inspired by my surroundings and often I isolate a subtle rhythm or pattern that I find. Utilizing the tools of printmaking, I draw directly on top of the matrix with locally found materials, i.e. the threads, shards, clippings, pulps, beads, wires, etc. that I collect that day. Each object creates a mark that is pressed or embossed creating unanticipated patterns of positive/negative across the picture plane. The prints I create have carefully constructed textures while at the same time allowing improvisations intrinsic to the printing process. By printing only one image from each plate’s passage through the press, I challenge the medium and subvert the idea of multiples.