inspiration: In June of 2012, I was fortunate enough to assist the Printmaking Papa, Marwin Begaye, at Oklahoma Summer Art Institute. He definitely gets your excited about printmaking and now I’m hooked on wood blocks. His mark making and pattern design greatly influenced this work.
*This photo was taken by Jonathan Butcher
‘truck’: Students were inspired to get creative with overlaying colors, mixing pigment, and constructing form. The fiber artist within me felt unsatisfied with a smooth surface, so I cut up my prints and made this collage. This piece is a tiny 4” x 6” print.
homemaker series: During camp, I was too busy building backdrops, making and clearing screens, and chasing after absent students to start my own woodblock. But the summer camp magic lingered well after I left the mountain. This is my first wood block post Quartz Mountain. In this series I assigned pattern to ordinary objects found in the home. I decided to start with gardening objects since I love to design floral pattern.
process: Here is a little insight into my process. As you can see I hand draw all my designs. I like the imperfections and would argue that they add more interest to the piece. Its all a process to become a master craftsman.