While I have studied traditional printmaking, I've always been drawn to how the individual components of the various processes can be rearranged outside of their typical use to create something new. I love to rethink how a material can be used, or how to adapt one process to mimic another. Basically, I love to work in analogies; how are seemingly dissimilar things (be it material or process) actually alike when considered within a particular context.
So, because I am often focused on HOW to make a print, I don't always worry about WHAT my print will look like. It seems strange, but in a way my prints are more like the notes of my research. A document that presents the answer to, "What happens when I do A, B, or C?" What ultimately ends up on paper is the results of an inquiry, the answers to a question, which often become new questions, themselves.
In my "Mad Science" series of works I am preoccupied by the unseen physical forces, and the ways that I can make them visible through their interaction with the world. Here, I work to capture them, to manipulate them, and to use them to manipulate my materials.