I am an artist living in the fine city of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. I primarily focus on woodcut prints these days. I love the smell of wood and the sculptural nature of carving a woodblock. I also love the fact that, although each image within an edition is quite similar, each image is unique since I can never apply ink to the block in exactly the same way or transfer the ink from the block to the paper in the exact same way. I use Japanese papers because they are both strong and thin. The size of each edition is between 3 and 20. The subject matter is most often from my personal mythology or a personal take on public mythology. My most recent work combines love of the materials, such as birch wood with a fairly open grain, images that have a large amount of flat black areas, and quiet domestic scenes.
My influences include medieval art, particularly Carolingian and Gothic, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Kathe Kollwitz, Munch, Degas, E.L. Kirchner, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, comic books (the first art I saw), and music.