Prints That Pop


PrintmakingPhoto3All of my block prints begin with an interesting photo, which I reduce to line art with a computer and tracing paper. After rubbing the back of the paper to transfer a backward image of the picture onto a rubber block, I use metal gouges to carve away every part of the image I do not want to print. Then I roll ink onto the block and press it to paper or wood to create the final printed image. Because each piece is printed individually and by hand, no two prints are ever exactly alike. I also enjoy layering, mixing, and “ghosting” the images to create one-of-a-kind pieces that feel both vintage and modern. It’s like photography, drawing, sculpture, printing, and painting all in one. And it’s a lot of fun.


IronSpiresWeb copyYou can find my work at Naked Art Gallery, located in Birmingham's Forest Park, and Vulcan Park and Museum atop Red Mountain.


Now I'm working on pieces that bring in other forms of printmaking. Stay tuned to see how they turn out.

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