We live in a time of visual overload, constantly pelted with images via our Blackberries, Ipads, laptops, and televisions. As an artist, I feel a responsibility to react to our world by combining classic printmaking techniques with contemporary imagery.
By using saturated colors, exaggerated contrasts, and multiples, I elevate the subject matter to an iconic status. I want the viewer to have a new sensory experience. My media of choice is the linocut, a subtractive carving process focusing on negative space. Other methods incorporated include intaglio, lithography, watercolor, and monotype.
My work is influenced by Hiroshige, Hokusai, Albrecht Durer, Toulouse-Lautrec, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns.