The free version: Stated very simply, I really enjoy making marks and manipulating materials.
I mostly make prints and tend to focus on one technique at a time. Historically I've probably done intaglio the most, but I've also done a lot of screenprinting. Lately, I've been working in stone lithography. Occasionally, I even make some woodcuts and monotypes. I also enjoy combining print techniques.
Alongside the printmaking, I am always mixing collage, painting, drawing, and building into my creative practice.
I explore a number of different conceptual "themes" in my visual art including geometric abstraction, serial narrative, and the complexity of civilization/society in the twenty-first century and my struggles with it.
I am a maximalist. My work tends to be active and colorful which at times belies the ideas informing it.
For the $10 version of my statement (full of art-speak), click here.
I adore dogs, and animals and usually prefer them to people. I am a meme enthusiast. I love (and hate) playing golf and fantasy football. When the weather is warm here in Minnesota, I cannot be outside enough. Much of that time is spent tending to my garden beds.
Pictured at left is me and Ester amongst some goldenrod, summer 2020.