Recent works on paper focus on the structure of trees as living muscular evidence of natural forces interacting as they press their great forms simultaneously skyward and earthward.  In the chaos of branches, the interplay of sticks and sky, I find evidence of systemic patterns and metaphors of other natural systems, such as the cellular patterns that form our own bodies.
Some of these pieces are printed on two layers of various Asian papers and collaged with encaustic medium adding dimension, translucency and luminosity.

“What was scattered gathers.
 What is gathered blows away.”

This new series of collagraph and drypoint prints are titled after the above words by Heraclitus. They describe the pulsing vitality of our world whose formal expressions; microscopic or vast, living or not, are under-laid with patterns, energy and influences in an eternal repetition of expansion and contraction, creation and destruction.

These pieces required as many as 7 plates and up to 19 passes through the press for each print.  With every additional ink layer, the work grew in dense and random complexity held within the constant of the square format.
 
 

The Apple woodcut series are based on a particular ancient and overgrown apple tree. 
 
Amid the chaos of its branches, the interplay of sticks and sky, I find designs and metaphors of other natural systems, such as the cellular patterns that form our own bodies.
 
These pieces are printed on two layers of various Asian papers, laminated with encaustic medium to add dimension, translucency and luminosity.
 
 
 
 

The Darkwood woodcut series celebrates a particularly well-loved Vermont maple tree. In it, I see natural forces interacting to create a complex living structure.
 
Amid the chaos of its branches, the interplay of sticks and sky, as its great form presses simultaneously skyward and earthward, I find designs and metaphors of other natural systems, such as the cellular patterns that form our own bodies.
 
These pieces are printed on two layers of Toyogampi paper, laminated with encaustic medium to add dimension, translucency and luminosity.
 
 
 



 
 


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