Original palm sheath photo
Monoprint derived from photo
Because I am an avid outdoors person, bits and pieces of
the landscape (roots, rocks, vines, trees, grasses, palm
sheaths, and leaves) are juxtaposed in my artwork in an
abstract manner. Because nature renews and invigorates
me, it is a source of reflection and a catalyst for
creativity and spirituality.
often use nature and color as metaphors. In the Tree
Vine series and the Palm Sheath series, vines and roots
can be indicative of vessels, trunks as torsos, or
passageways evocative of hidden areas. Man and nature
are intertwined, and each can represent the other. At
other times, what is really a myopic view of nature
suddenly unfolds as an abstract landscape, aborting
preconceived notions of what really is a landscape. In
the Natural Abstraction series, fragments of varied
natural forms float in an unusual perspective, creating
conflicting layers of geological and botanical elements.
These glimpses of nature are like snapshots compiled
into one large diary of a textural journey.
I take close-up
photographs of natural textures while hiking or during
my travels. These images are made into transparencies in
the darkroom or on the computer, then exposed onto
solarplates (photosensitive printmaking plates), which
are etched and cut into shapes. A combination of the
solarplates and other printmaking techniques (collagraph
plates, monoprinting, gum arabic transfers, embossment,
and relief rolling) are used to create multiple layers
of color and texture on individual monoprints. These
original hand-pulled prints are printed on Rives BFK
paper, requiring many runs through an etching press.
They are 1/1, one-of-a-kind monoprints.
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