This series of intaglio prints combine etching and aquatint to document the contents of my studio desk. Through close observation, each individual object becomes familiar, part of a family of images. Prints often lead to paintings (the feather became part of "Featherbed" and the dandelion, the central image in "Pouf"), and paintings lead back to prints. The fluid and multiple quality of printmaking feeds my process.
These monotypes are produced using Xerox Lithography. The process allows me to borrow images from many sources, usually my own sketchbooks, photographs and actual objects from my garden, and to duplicate and recycle these images. The result is an informal vocabulary that weaves through the work. The same insects, seedpods and figures recur in many pieces. I depend on process to help me unearth my content. What I’ve found is a renewed fascination with the figure that dates back to my first drawings in the life room when I was 16, and a love of natural things acquired during my childhood.