ABOUT THE WORK

I AM A DESIGNER AND PRINTMAKER  interested in the relationship between craft and concept. How can the materials of an object, enhance the reading of the work and provide context? I explore this question by juxtaposing contrasting ideas. Type and image work together to develop meaning in my work in the same way that craft and concept inform each other. My work exists at the intersection between religion and science – it is deeply rooted in the doctrinal traditions of my bookmaking craft and yet it embraces change, reason, and biology. In this way it attempt to bridge these two ways of being and prove that tradition can be re-invented through modern practice.

My Design work frequently incorporates illustration. I have particular an interest in pattern design and letterpress printed packaging which I produce via my private press Panthera Press. 

The Illustration gallery features a mix of traditional book illustration and conceptual paintings/sculpture. In spite of the variety of media, I consider all of the work narrative and thus – Illustration. 

The Book Arts gallery features book binding, gilding, and various forms of printmaking. My primary print focus is letterpress printing but I also have experience with relief printing and lithography.

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