The letterpress work in this exhibit represents my approach to create art in which traditional and current materials and methods are employed in new and unexpected ways imparting contemporary relevance to the pieces. Eastern and Western influences combine, historic references are made, and concerns of today are addressed. Words in printmaking have been part of the medium since its beginning. I use type and writing not only for their apparent and commonly understood meaning but as graphic expression of rhythmic mark-making. At the heart stays the message, what I want to say, readable or not.
I really get excited about ink and paper. The textures, the subtle build-up of sheen of successive layers of imagery ink, the gentle dimensionality, the feel of the printing blocks and types, the sound and scent of it all. It is seductive, challenging, sometimes disappointing but always exhilarating.