July Open Studios
I have practiced printmaking for a decade and have a passion for the process, which can be very exacting and challenging. Printmaking offers limitless creativity, in techniques that can be combined. My preferred printmaking processes are mono-prints, silkscreen and linocuts.
The inspiration for my prints come from my abiding love of textiles. My 'Anomaly, (Series I)' is an exploration of a traumatic childhood memory, in which stitch played an important healing process during open-heart surgery. These prints use knitted stitch, referencing the beginning of a learned craft that has become a life long passion; stitch for me is a metaphor for growth and renewal. One stitch, leading onto many, was the starting point to a healing and mending of both mind and body. My following series 'Summons' continued the theme of healing using etched lino and stitched paper masques.