P R I N T M A K I N G
I first made prints in college but there was a long gap of many years during which I made none. When I resumed printmaking, it was like coming back to a long-lost friend. As a graphic designer and book lover I understood and sometimes used letterpress printing, but I relearned woodcut printing during workshops in Tuscany with Sabra Field who had also been my first employer post-college. Due to several visits to Tuscany, some of my prints have an Italian theme. Others reflect my domestic life, my love of landscape and figures, especially birds and other animals.
Crows show up periodically. I find them fascinating for several reasons: they are intelligent and can make tools, they live in family groups and are loyal to that group, they nearly always mate for life, they alert their flock for opportunity, warn their flock of danger and grieve their dead. Because they mate for life, there was a period in American history when a pair of crows would be carved above the front door of the home of newlyweds.