For a few years, I was working on linocuts at life drawing. I worked directly on the linoleum while the model posed for 20 minutes. It seemed natural to arrange these small prints into groups of similar poses. The effect was a little like walking around the drawing room and seeing how the same pose looks from many perspectives. When the poses differ slightly, perhaps there is an element of time. Most of the images on this website are from that project.
Recently, I've been working on a series of color woodcuts. Dried leaves have a great sense of movement. It was interesting that something formerly fairly flat and pliable had been changed by the elements into such brittle, dynamic forms. The first prints in the series were reduction woodcuts; the same piece of wood was used throughout the printing process. Some of the later prints have multiple blocks. My process relies upon drawing and cutting from observation and varying the color of the ink while printing. Usually, I end up with two different colored editions and some unique prints. The wood grain and the textures made by cutting into the blocks gives some of the prints a rough quality.
untitled, linocut and chine-colle, 30 x 22", 2013