As I grew tired of working with a rectangular block for my woodcuts, I refueled my love of carving by going straight to the source and chopping down a tree from my backyard in Maine. I developed a relationship with the wood by removing the bark, planing and sanding the planks. By the time I was ready to begin carving my anthropomorphic worlds, I had gotten to know the wood and was comfortable with how it felt in my hands. Unlike the stacks of birch-ply boards I had spent a few years with, this wood was organic. It is much like comparing organic, farm raised chicken to McDonald's chicken Mcnuggets. These were printed by hand onto Mulberry paper. 2015.
Home is Where You Wander From
"Home is Where You Wander From," is an ongoing narrative of the experiences, emotions and relationships I endure. By using animals as stand ins for states of mind, I show a playful connection and disconnect with specific environments and animals.
Friend or Enemy
All 18x24 Multi-Block Reduction Woodcuts. Certain colors, patterns and textures, are generated by the mind when remembering destinations.