Wassily Kandinsky once said, “form itself is meaningless unless it is the expression of the artist’s inner necessity and everything is permitted to serve this end.” So this also informs my work as an artist printmaker.
My approach to making art as a printmaker uses printmaking processes and techniques that include drawing, painting, photography, papermaking, while further exploring assemblage sculpture, and multi-media. As an artist-printmaker, I find it is through the action of these processes I am able to catch things as they happen. This is intriguing to me–the materiality and the processes working together along with my observations and imagination become and event and act of its own.
I seek to transpire real life events of the world into visual narratives, allegories, or contemplations, while at times I seek interactivity. My work apprises to the natural and built environments including human and/or autobiographical connections within these environments, particularly my home Alaska. By way of experimentation and the eclectic approach, I find that inner necessity Kandinsky spoke of for expression to my work.