A collector by nature, I enjoy the process of expanding my photographic and found materials databases, both of which inspire the original motifs I create through various types of printmaking. I incorporate these databases into my collages, prints, and fibers works through a deconstructive and re-assemblage process to create layered spatial environments that challenge the original referent. Through prominent patterns, flattening of figural elements, and distortive perspective, I question the realness of the referents and exude an alternative impression of the environment.
In work like 6x6x30: Spectrum of Virginia Wildlife, I use watercolor monotypes and ink transparency to build a relationship between the pencil illustration of the animals and the graphic pattern of the backgrounds. This layered method of working allows me to create complex environments that flatten and progress the illusion of depth.