My work explores the phenomenon of the natural geological land formations that make up our planet. I am interested in how they’re formed, what properties they hold, and the changes they are continually going through. This interest in geology has provided me with source material and inspiration for my work. I experiment with the medium of etching to explore process and mark making, and just as land formations operate and influence each other, the processes and marks I create through etching do the same. As I continue to create new work, I hope to keep challenging myself and exploring the processes of print media.
I have returned to my hometown of St. Paul, after earning a BFA in printmaking and book arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. As well as studying papermaking at Museo della Carta e della Filligrana in Fabriano, Italy. I am enjoying being back at Highpoint after being a studio intern in the summer of 2010. It’s a great space to work in and an exciting community of people to be around. When not in the studio I’m out on the construction site working as an AmeriCorps member with Habitat for Humanity.