what remained after a walk with Anne and Joe 32"x48" drypoint print
In this body of work I am investigating the horizon.I’m traveling from a pictorial space point of view to the picture plane point of view discovering what components are essential to experience the landscape.
Daydreams by the river in Blue Hill 32"x48" drypoint print
Exploring nature and the horizon in drypoint printing allows me to experiment with different ways of mark-making. The scale of the prints and the single line weight helps me break down the perceptual landscape. I am able to draw but still have the surprise of the reverse image revealed when printed.
July 2013 with Bekah and Kate 60"x120" cyanotype print
Wrack line 5"x7" monoprint
This is from a series of monoprints of fragile shells and sea life recalling the memory of the jagged line on the beach that appears to be debris: the wrack line. It is the ocean’s litter but also a lifeline, a feast of nourishment, for tiny seabirds. The resulting image offers the viewer barely perceived tension and a close look at the strength and fragility of the ocean and its ecosystems.
Uneasy truth beyond our grasp, 16"x16", relief and letterpress print
This is a relief print, printed on a letterpress built in the 1850’s. The plate is built up of plywood, mylar, string, sand and broken shells and the words are from hand cut wood type. The resulting image evokes a memory of nature that may soon be eliminated like the tradition of letterpress printing. As in nature, the rare and uncommon may want to be looked at in new and different ways.
Where-from an understanding of Elizabeth Bishop 32"x48" ink on mylar over letterpress prints
The grid in this piece acts as a ground. It is a system of definition for me physically and symbolically. Consciously formatted at 32”x48” it divides into 16” squares. The time taken in setting this partial poem by Elizabeth Bishop in various wooden typefaces and printed as a series of six and then cut and put into the 32”x48” format makes me consciously aware of every letter. Layered over this grid is a drawing of ink on mylar. The translucent properties hide and reveal the type in another way altogether.
Layers discovered in West Paris 30"x22" relief print edition
Rilke said “These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too is increased.” This print edition, built up of mylar, string, glue and plaster, explores the forest and its mystery as well as the vastness of intimate space.