When I first heard this quote, I was driving to work, listening to President Obama give his second Inaugural Address. It was one of those things that when you hear it, it just about breaks your heart because it hits you so deep. I deal with depression and pessimism in my head everyday, and need constant reminders about all of the good things that surround me. I hope others will appreciate this quote as much as I do.
Edition size: 28
Image size: 22" tall x 16" wide
Paper size: 24" tall x 18" wide
Five poses of my cat, Lucy. Created specifically for Cat Show LA 2: The Sequel, March 2016.
3 black blocks, 3 pink/green blocks.
Printed on my Vandercook 219OS.
Edition of 2. (#1 has been sold. Please contact me to inquire about #2.)
49"W x 22"H (Each panel is 16"W x 22"H)
Two-block linocut from a photo I took. I was able to get incredibly close to the holly bush because the chickadees were so engrossed in eating.
Image size: 4"x4"
This image is of a small child walking up a trail in a redwood forest in Northern California. These particular trees are second- or third-growth redwoods and are small compared to the oldest redwoods still alive.
Edition size: 32
Image size: 21" tall x 6" wide
Paper size: 24" tall x 8" wide
This tree served as the backdrop for a client's wedding, and they wanted an illustration of it on their invitations. I needed to cut and print it quite large so I could get the level of detail I wanted.
1-color letterpress printed linoleum block cut.
On 10"x22.5" archival paper, 2 deckled edges.
Edition of 20. May 2015.
During certain times of the year, my garage studio is full of crickets. Most of the time they keep to themselves and even stay quiet. However, on the night I received the phone call that I had won my first art grant, there was one cricket (a harbinger of good luck) that was chirping away quite loudly. Lucy, my cat, thinks that the crickets are a fun-to-catch and tasty treat, so I try to keep her out of the studio when they are present. I can use all the luck that wants to hang out with me.
1-color letterpress printed wood block cut. Carved in Shina plywood, printed on my Vandercook 219OS. My first printed woodblock carving.
Paper is 8"x10". Image is 6"x6".
Edition of 30. March 2015.
"Stop, think! There must be a harder way!"
This quote was printed on a sign in the studio of my mentor, David Lance Goines. Roger Plumb, a hobby printer and fixture at Mr. Goines' studio (St. Hieronymus Press) came up with it, set the type and printed it many years ago. When I first saw it in the spring of 1999, it spoke to me, and I knew I needed to spend more time in that place.
1-color letterpress printed linoleum block print. 18"x24".
First edition of 30.
'Lucy Sunbathing' was my first large linoleum block cut, and the first thing I printed on my newly acquired Vandercook 219OS. The print was created as my reintroduction as an artist after many years of "day job" work and having kids.
2-color letterpress printed linoleum block cut. 18"x24".
First edition of 50. March 2014.
Beetle. 5-color linoleum block cut. 5"x7". Edition of 73.
Dragonfly. 5-color linoleum block cut. 5"x7". Edition of 48.
Grasshopper. 4-color linoleum block cut. 5"x7". Edition of 67.
5-color linoleum block cut. 8"x10". Edition of 125
This print was the invitation to my wedding reception. 100 were printed on flat pieces of paper at the same time as the 100 or so folded invitation cards.
12-color linoleum block cut. 4"x6". Edition of 100.
This print was the invitation to my wedding ceremony. 100 were printed on flat pieces of paper at the same time as the 100 or so folded invitation cards.
9-color linoleum block cut. 4"x6". Edition of 100.