Printmaking, in its manifold forms, lends itself to pushing boundaries. The alchemy of the chemical processes, the constant working and reworking of the surface in an effort to bring forth something sublime, often from base metals … the resulting images transmuted and distilled through a series of engagements with the materials at hand.
Mixed Media combines etching and lino-printing on laminated Japanese and Chinese papers, bringing forth the underlying principals of layering, shifting metaphor and transmutation.
Collograph’s are magical, working from a collaged matrix of textures and layered materials sealed in shellac.
Zinc and copper plates are etched with nitric acid, combining fine line detail, aquatint tone and organic deep biting of the etching plate.