Color Woodblocks

I have exclusively made unique color woodblock prints for the past four years, using my printing process as a vital part of creating my images. My color prints use layered imagery, diverse color systems and transparency to achieve their rich, complex surfaces, from which calligraphic lines, written forms, organic and geometric shapes and hidden messages slowly emerge.  In order to employ color in selected areas, my woodcuts  use meticulously cut printing stencils.  My prints are deeply influenced by my travels to Japan and Asian print culture, most notably through their design and Japanese based color palettes.  This method of working has introduced spontaneity into my printing process and its results, as my images, made from multiple interchangeable blocks and the color relationships made through combining transparent hues are actualized once the image is printed.  This becomes especially apparent in my Entangled Encryptions series.