Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

A works on paper artist, my studio practice encompasses prints (traditional and digital), drawings (cut paper or an amalgam of cut paper and various drawing media) and instant books (books constructed from a single sheet of paper). Recent prints and instant books combine digital processes with traditional printmaking. Often working in series, the largest, “The 6×9 Series”, was started in 2001, is comprised of drawings and still ongoing. My invented architecture begins as thumbnails in a notebook. Sifting through these suggestions, I choose which to develop into finished work. Exploring the boundaries between representation and abstraction, form and content engage in dialogue becoming each other’s referent. Images entice merging strong composition with monochromatic color, and subtle texture and tonality, but evoke a spare unpeopled world of daunting structures absent any ingress or egress.