This series investigates photo-intaglio printmaking techniques, often combining them with woodcuts or collagraphs of fabrics and mesh. The subject is passageways, usually in urban landscapes, which combine the rhythms of architectural structures with the layering of textures.
I feel compelled to document the places that have left an imprint of a time in my life. They are a path to my home, park pathways, mountain trails, my old neighborhood, and major avenues in New York City, as well as boulevards in Granada, Spain. With each scene, I combine different printmaking methods. I want to create a journey, and a connection between the subject matter and my materials. These dream-like interpretations give a unique vision of these passageways, working with surfaces that will add an emotional dimension to the location.
I enjoy the technical problem solving that is involved with the printmaking processes. I explore many types of marks, creating unique surfaces and building up textural effects, which often combine a variety of printmaking techniques. Another goal is to combine traditional methods with new technology, such as woodcuts on top of photo-intaglio plates, or combining photos with prints produced from hand-painted tusche wash on mylar. In some scenes, the fabrics and patterns tangle with the literal appearance of the scene, to create a surreal environment.