As an artist, I am deeply committed to the history and craft of printed images. Printmaking for me is the visual language that I speak. The works you see here are a combination of etchings, woodcuts, and drawings and are often in artist book form. I piece and collage images much as a fabric artist makes a quilt. All the pieces use handmade papers and combine words and images, with the hope that they are clearly emotionally affirmative, even if the imagery is difficult. I love my craft and believe in its ability to translate my experiences into visual form.