In the past year, my work has emphasized the merging of the woodcut technique with photography, painting and drawing. I am greatly inspired by engraving plates of the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as painters during that same period, such as Albrecht Dürer and Michelagnolo Buonarrotti. The black outlines in my work are the narration of a memory—permanent and seemingly unaffected by the passing of time. As with my own memories, over time the full color begins to fade, until I am left with only fragmented black and white movies and pictures in my mind. The color that I use represents the fullness and vitality of creation and life, at the moment it was viewed, and serves as an awakening of the original memory, unlocking it from the past and preserving it as a visual reference.
I hope to achieve in my work, a visual connection between the passing of creation and it’s quickly fading memories, to the constant renewal of life that surrounds us every day. The colorful memories we have stored in our minds may fade with time, but the impressions will likely last to eternity.