Contemporary art, traditional tools.

I draw inspiration from the nature I see in my backyard, folk tales, children’s books, and ghost stories.  I look for the intersections between story and truth. I read between the lines to find the quiet parts left unspoken. I think about the owls and crows that share the same tree but see the earth below differently. I am a fox who knows many things, admiring the hedgehog that always slips away. I look past the elephant in the room to find the real story hidden in the shadows. I’m always looking for the light.

I am a printmaker and book artist with an emphasis on wood engraving and letterpress. I hand cut images from blocks, then print them along with handset metal type on antique letterpress presses. The printed sheets are then bound into book structures that suit the content, such as traditional codex bindings or scrolls housed in custom boxes with cranking mechanisms.

I'm represented in Asheville by Blue Spiral 1 (38 Biltmore Ave.)
Visit my studio at Wedge Studios in the River Arts District (129 Roberts St.)

 

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