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Etchings and Collagraphs
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Migration Pass: click to enlarge

Migration Pass
For this and several other pieces, I printed a copper plate etching on top of a puzzle-piece collagraph. This allows the piece to have a vivid range of colors.
Catzophrenia: click to enlarge

Catzophrenia
This tiny collagraph/etching made its debut at Non-Toxic 2000 in Richmond, VA. Only one from the edition remains in my collection.
Fiskar's Medley: click to enlarge

Fiskar's Medley
This etching is a classic copper line etching with aquatinting. The peculiar antics of the herons contrasts with the traditional look of the piece to give it a whimsical quasi-naturalist quality.

9 Lives on a Glass Harmonica: click to enlarge

9 Lives on a Glass Harmonica
This image evolved from a fascination I have with a musical instrument I saw at the Deutches Museum. A series of glass bowls on a spindle are circulated through water using a treddle mechanism. They are then played with the fingers like wine glasses. The players all died of lead poisoning.
Organic Compound: click to enlarge

Organic Compound
I used a wide variety of etching and collagraph techniques to produce this image. The cat and tree are black and white photograph negatives upon which I drew the doodles of birds. I then photo etched these images into a copper plate using a light sensitive film coating. I placed the inked plates on top of a relief collagraph of gnarled-looking roots and trees and printed it in one sweep.
Raven.Net: click to enlarge

Raven.Net
I adore watching the antics of our local ravens, and this hand painted copper plate etching depicts my vision of what they would do if allowed to have their way with my boyfriend's GIS office. They are on line, perusing the www.Anchorage Live! website fora great piece of land to own. Of course they already own it all.
Symphodelic: click to enlarge

Symphodelic
Bright and cheerful, this etching/collagraph weaves the musicians and their music together in a medley of rainbow-rolled hues.
   

Lithographs
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String Quartet: click to enlarge

String Quartet
This popular print is a stone lithograph of a curious gang of ravens having a go at a mandolin. Although destruction may not be the goal, it is often the result of a tinkerer's curiosity.
Dragoat: click to enlarge

Dragoat
A fantastical dragon with huge billy-goat-gruff horns flies across this stone lithograph.
Recycle Anchorage!: click to enlarge

Recycle Anchorage!
Troubled by the lack of concern the biggest city in Alaska shows in caring for its environment, I created this metal plate lithograph as a plea for awareness.
   

Serigraphs (silk screens)
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Chinese Bird Man: click to enlarge

Chinese Bird Man
I grew up with Asian artwork and I often find eastern images floating into my paintings and prints. This particular image was inspired by a documentary on cormorant fishing on the Li River. Several years after seeing the film, I went to this same river with my mother.
Ave de Paso: click to enlarge

Fiskar's Medley
This etching is a classic copper line etching with aquatinting. The peculiar antics of the herons contrasts with the traditional look of the piece to give it a whimsical quasi-naturalist quality.
   

Block Prints (Relief)
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Steamroller Printing: click to enlarge

Steamroller Printing
In the Spring of 2002, I took part in a Steamroller printmaking workshop. Thirty artists each carved a woodblock out of plywood. Then we helped eachother ink up and used a rented compactor to press the images onto fabric.
Steamroller Print: click to enlarge

Steamroller Print
Here's my print from the workshop. "Fire Break" is 48"x64" unframed.