Collage has been an important part of my work for a long time now. I love to work on paper. Sometimes my pieces have actual collaged elements in them – whether paintings or prints. But mostly its the principle of combining fragments of different images and marks so that the composite parts create a whole image. My processes are labor intensive and varied. Often, a single work combines multiple printmaking processes before I go back in and work images with hand embellishments. It is the combination of different printmaking processes (collagraphs, linocuts, monotypes, screenprints, and/or computer generated printed images) with painting and drawing techniques which allow me to achieve a rich surface, intense color and strong bold images. Texture is also very important to the work. By working in a medium that allows me to create multiples, I can take a single image through a variety of permutations, and watch the evolution of my ideas.
Though the work is clearly abstract and I intend no literal interpretation, I consider most of the images to reflect an inner landscape