My etchings are available for purchase at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado.The Gallery, 5311 Western Ave., Unit 112, Boulder, CO 80301.Call for
weekly hours or an appointment at 303-938-1588.
I am attracted to all aspects of the natural world and find inspiration in the little bits: the florescent yellow
lichen encrusted rock, the weathered scales of a pine cone, or the woven bird nest. In these small things I see replication
of organic lines and shapes that ripple through the larger landscape. Grasses bent to fit the curve of a bird nest like the
curving oxbow lines of a stream. The whorl of hair on a horse’s flank spirals out like an unfurling fern frond. The
patterns of nature create a formal natural connectivity from small objects to large geologic forms.
My multiple plate prints are composed intuitively, usually
starting with an intaglio plate made from a detailed drawing. I then combine it with other plates that may establish an analogy
of imagery, be that line or shape or color. Other prints may express the relationship of the subject to habitat or landscape.
This aspect of the process is the most creative and exciting for me and opens a window of endless printing options
My etchings are original, hand produced prints. All prints
are made one-at-a-time, inked by hand and printed using a hand cranked printing press. Since they are inked and
printed by hand, hence there are slight variations in each print. Each print is considered an original, even if it is part
of an edition, A single print is often labeled with a 1/1 to indicate that only one of these was made. In an edition the prints
are labeled by the sequence printed with the edition quantity next; 1/20, 2/20, etc.
means chinese paper. In printmaking, a thin (often handmade*) paper is misted with water, then sprinkled with powered wheat
paste and placed on top of the inked plate, paste side up. A sheet of dampened heavier printmaking paper is laid over
this and the whole thing is run through the press. The image is printed on the colle' paper as it is glued to the base
paper. Colle' papers are used to add texture, color or even images to a print. I like to use papers that have little plant
bits embedded in them to enhance my images from nature. *Most of the colle' papers I use are made in Japan, Thailand and
Call me at my studio 303-423-2687 or cell 720-355-9048.
I'm working in my studio everyday,
so don't hesitate to call
|Etching with chine colle'
|The mottled paper is colle' paper.