She primarily works as an artist, printmaker and mentor in the Arts. She helps out on her families certified Organic farm where she keeps bees. During the school year she provides mentorship in the Arts to youth in Southern Oregon.
“My images are created by continually refining my design from image to icon. The goal is to create images that transcend representation into the realm of icon.”
I use Japanese woodcarving tools to carve out my print matrix. For some of my blocks I use Japanese woodcut printing techniques and for others I roll out ink and apply it to the block. I print my woodcuts on Mulberry, Hosho, Kitikata or Masa Dosa papers that are made in Japan.
Lino Cut Prints
I like making linoleum prints because you can make curved lines with ease. I use an all natural linoleum and Japanese woodcut tools to carve it. I print my Lino cuts on Mulberry, Hosho, Kitikata or Masa Dosa papers that are made in Japan. I use oil based inks.
For my screen prints I use a variety of techniques to create my images. The most common technique I use is to create paper cut outs to make my image. After I make the cut out I burn it onto a screen using a photo emulsion process. I primarily print on Acid free Cougar Natural paper.