Printing is an ancient creative act, often simple and signatory. Printmaking is for me a way of mapping developmental and evolutionary non-verbal communications, a visual parallel to poetry, recited or read.
In making prints I identify in spirit with the cave dweller whose hand print is pressed and lifted, and remains a sign and symbol of presence.
My primary interest is in relief printing - using a variety of materials whose surfaces are marked, inked and impressed on paper.
The graphic power possible in relief printing challenges me both as an artist and as a printer. I am interested in keeping alive the power of the ancient desire to make direct graphic impressions and at the same time the desire to use the increasingly subtle forms by which marks can be made.