All of the works that you see here are water colored woodblock prints.
Each image is hand carved into Birch plywood, printed black on white
rag paper by running over them with my car or by my dancing all over
them. They are left to dry then painted with various water-color media.
These works are both multiples and originals with only a few printed
from each block. I use triangular, circular and elliptical compositions
of complicated diagonal planes with subjects surrounded in swirling
black outlines, the compression of the six-foot figure into the three-foot
space and highly dramatic color to activate and provoke you into and
around each piece. The interior space is noticeably shallow with a
ground plane that tilts forward sharply endangering all the stuff
inside towards falling out of the picture. Thinking out the stories
and drawing them onto the block takes more time than the carving but
the carving takes between forty and sixty hours to do. I use small
hand gouges that require constant sharpening. These are dark works
with a knee-jerk humor that hopefully give anyone looking at them
a way in. This is just a brief example
of the many works that I’ve done and I hope you like them.