I create woodblock prints that depict a dramatic movement of form and textural organic elements. I use my extensive library of woodblocks as a visual language, repeating components in new configurations throughout my body of work. I create fresh compositions by repurposing and recombining woodblocks from older work. I fragment, combine, repeat, layer, and remix the imagery and see this as a reflection of how our world is assembled.
I am interested in combining elements that contrast one another compositionally, most often organic elements interwoven with more architectural, angular components. To me, forcing the combination of contrasting compositional elements to exist with one another on the printed surface serves as an analogy for how we exist in our own constructed worlds. I remix textures and patterns from a variety of sources including: my interpretation of imperceptible reactions in science, patterns found in nature, mechanical elements found in architecture and social spaces, and the weathered decay of urban environments. After carving these patterns and textures out of birchwood, I then reassemble them into one printed composition. I feel this suggests the combination of two opposing forces that must exist together.