3-20-2021 3:00 PM
3-20-2021 3:55 PM
Though these works were all done for different classes using different printmaking and other various methods, the unifying theme they all share is reflecting my own life. I found I had unintentionally been exploring my distant and most impactful memories as my life was reaching a turning point. The most extensive and intimate dissection was my book project For Your Service. This 10-foot rambling accordion sheet is locked tight inside a wooden box. Stretching it out, you walk chronologically through my Army career featuring maps, patches, and representational images of my experiences.
Memory Lane is another extensive journey through nostalgic images of many places long gone. Roadside food stands, highway tourist attractions, and all the sticky messy memories of family road trips presented in that hazy, Technicolor way cherished memories appear in my mind. A view from within, Wide Awake and Dreaming is a snapshot of that perfect start the day of a camping trip. Looking up at the sun-dappled leaves and smelling the remains of last night's campfire. This was a laser cut wood block, printed in 5 layers as areas were carved out to create a sense of depth and texture. I always seek to use colors I feel are connected to the subject and present them in a way that speaks about the piece before even seeing the details.