I’ve always been drawn to the simplicity of linoleum block carvings—their primitive nature with their sense of graphic design. I like the way my mind must play with the positive and negative space and how I must carve a mirror image of the finished print. I draw on my blocks freehand and then use traditional Japanese wood carving tools. I print my blocks on a Vandercook letterpress machine.
My subject matters primarily focus on nature with a primitive or folk aesthetic. Textures and patterns are dominant features in my work, as I have been greatly influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, textiles of all kinds, and English transferware china. In the last ten years my carvings have progressed from hobby to art.