I love making prints because the final artistic result can be simple, complex, unique or even a surprise for me as an artist. I choose printmaking techniques that I think might best illustrate my intentions. Often this might be Intaglio, which includes drypoint engraving, etching and aquatint. I also utilize the techniques of monotype, photogravure, paper lithography, silkscreen, polaroid lifts and polaroid transfers.
I print by overlaying two or more main plates, which means that the original paper may be run through the press several times. I layer my art pieces with various hues to create moods and incorporate a variety of drawing marks that hint at figurative imagery. The multiple technical layers in my work imply multiple conceptual layers of thought.
As I allow myself to investigate possibilities within the plates in every print I make, I’m not interested in printing these plates as traditional editions. Consequently, the signage is artist proof followed by a number, A/P 1, A/P 2 etc. or unique print, U/P 1, U/P 2, etc.