Drawing and printmaking are perfect outlets for  emotional/subconscious release. Charcoal, conte and monoprints are what I  consider “instant gratification media,” as they allow for spontaneous  mark making yet almost instantly create the strong contrast in values  that define a dramatic composition.

When I make a monoprint, I use the reductive process, inking the  entire plate, then randomly pulling out the lights. I rotate the plate  in all directions and watch for the mysterious imagery to emerge, as it  usually does, as if by magic. I emphasize the imagery that reveals  itself to me, recognizing this process as “divine frenzy”, artwork that  is led by the spirit.

Some of the prints represented herein are intaglio etchings or  linocuts, which are more calculated and involve much longer technical  processes. These embody a more cognitive approach to composition.