I am a Printmaker. From the Midwest.
This identity is the driving force behind my work. For me, printmaking is an intensely physical process in which conceptual ideas must be wrestled to fit within a framework of traditional technique and preparation. While I strive to control and dictate the printmaking process, there is a certain unpredictability that presents a unique set of problem solving challenges. The press is a mediator between structure and chaos.
I am fascinated with the visual nuances of form, posture, and movement within the human figure. Portraiture became my way of exploiting the dynamic language of the human form and to portray the subtle unspoken interaction of humans within the space they occupy physically.
My latest work is less about the subtle physicality of a person and more about the physical manifestation of their identity. It is in direct response to the universal conversation starters “What do you do?” and “Where are you from?”.