I have been a fine art printmaker since I was 19. I discovered it after I had to admit my love of ceramics was killing my asthmatic lungs.
I walked into my first class and carved some linoleum. When I pulled that first print, POOF!
The world fell away... and I found my life!
Print thrills me. I see it as a tool for true empowerment across all societal divides. We take our ideas, push them through the matrix of a plate, and print cultural currency. We print on any surface, craft messages to drill into the realities of others, and we can change the world.
I print as much as I can–I built my studio in my basement, dumpster-diving and building all of my equipment from whatever I could scavenge. I teach printmaking techniques whenever possible, as they teach problem solving and speak to a graphic heritage everyone should access.