As a printmaker, my work is primarily on paper. I use techniques like monotypes and block prints to develop images based on my exploration of the northern landscape. I also use a lot of mixed media in the printing process - taking elements of outdoors and integrating them into the work. I enjoy connecting people to the landscape through the natural themes and elements incorporated in my pieces.
I love the different steps involved in making a print, putting all those layers together to make one finished piece. It always starts with something I have found or seen – like a great piece of paper, or bone in my hand. It then turns to a drawing or sketch and I continue breaking the project down into layers and turning it into steps. The piece is created and finished in my mind at the sketch phase.
I’m always inspired by the northern landscape and what is at my feet. I like the detail in the rocks and lichen, the ice, snow and shadows. I love the idea that we are connected to the land, and that our experiences can be shared through art.