This body of work stems from recent impactful emotions and events that I have experienced. I use metaphorical animal figures as a means of self-representation. These figures offer me refuge in addressing these complicated emotions while also granting me a degree of control over the content I am depicting. They are an impersonal way to depict the intimately personal events in my life. By creating an indirect self-portrait, I am inviting viewers into my process of coping.
I find comfort in the repetition of creating lines, each line being carved with direct intention. Lines are familiar; a sincere translation of my thoughts to the viewer. Combined with the physical exertion of carving into wood and linoleum, printmaking has become a meditative process.