Statement

Statement
A works on paper artist, my studio practice encompasses prints (aquatints, monotypes, linoleum cuts), drawings (an amalgam of cut paper, including repurposed prints, and various drawing media) and most recently, books (created and printed digitally; assembled by hand). Beginning as thumbnails in a notebook, my invented architecture is distilled from my urban environs through memory, photographs and fabrication. 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, tonality and subtle texture, but evoke a spare unpeopled world of daunting structures absent any ingress or egress.