I make printed work.
My prints include letterforms of various shapes and sizes. The forms are carefully selected and arranged to create a visual tension, occasionally creating poetic fragments, invoking sounds, making and breaking language.
My teaching practice and my creative practice inform each other, as I work with contemporary and historic tools. Both are inspired by conscious making, the relationship of body to the tools of construction, and the abstraction of language and form.
Currently, my research is focused on investigating limits of control vs. chance in process-based work, working with moveable type on a printing press. Similarly, I work with chance when creating printing surfaces using wool fiber, a highly symbolic material whose semiotic reading connects language to nature. I seek to explore the relationship of language to consciousness, identity, action and memory, as well as the role of language in defining the relationships of people to each other and the land they occupy.