"Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one consciously by means of certain signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that others are infected by those feelings and experience them."(Leo Tolstoy)
Techniques vary in the creation of my art. Besides painting, drawing and photography, I also incorporate a variety of printmaking in my finished works, includingcollagraphs,drypoint, etchings,lithographs, monotypes,linocuts, screenprints, as well aswatercolorsand handwork,among other techniques, often layering techniques as mixedmediaor inencaustic.I prepare my own screens, plates and digitalimages, printing my work in my home studio or in other Bay Area locations.
My work is conceived and executed in a limited number edition, or as a unique painting on paper called amonotype.The numbering of each edition is made up of a fraction: the individual print number over the total edition size, e.g. 6/25 which means the print is the sixth print of an edition of twenty-five. A Varied Edition or Edition Varié (EV) is an edition in which I purposely make changes in color or change the paper from print to print.
My prints are multi-originals, owing to the nature of the graphic processes. I sign and number each in pencil and once an "edition" is complete, no others are printed.