Works on Paper
Micorrhizal Rust Prints 2021-2023
Monotype rust prints informed by my fascination with the micorrhizal network. Created with steel wire & wool and embellished with graphite and watercolor mediums.
Created during a print residency at Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Several prints also contain augmented reality using the Artivive app.
Multilayer Monotype Prints. Some of these prints utilize cutouts over a second backer of Black 3.0, an acrylic paint that absorbs up to 99% of visible light creating the illusion of greater depth.
Art in the Time of Corona 2020
Monotype and rust prints with occasional goldleaf over cutouts using Black 2.0.
There are real reasons why. Because I’m stuck here. Because I can’t work as normal. Because I have to do something. So I take what I have and I cut.
I seek to remove : I remove to seek.
Small Monoprint series
7″ x 10″ layered monoprints. Connections are the ripples we make. They move outward in an ever-expanding, interconnected tapestry.
Large Monotype series
Full sheet (43″ x 30″), and half sheet prints – My mortality, my ancestors, and a deep connection to our shared past, are all explored in this work. The spontaneous yet corrosive properties of rust, along with a rare cache of 19th century family photos, capture the disintegration of life, family line and traditional feminine place.
This work snuck up on me in a quiet moment of reflection. These prints might be cloaked in tragic blue Caravaggio shadows, open circled in the universal symbol for incompleteness, climbing allegorical hills, sinking from ubiquitous dilemma or rising to a lust for hopeful times.
Rust, Graphite & Collograph
Handwoven steel wire vessels create many of the rust prints in this series.