I didn’t start printing until Fall 2020, but I quickly found myself enjoying the new medium. For this series of prints I initially created the images digitally using an iPad. Then, I used a laser cutter to make the sets of linoleum blocks used to create each print. This allowed me to get finer detail with more accuracy much faster than if I was hand carving the plates. Since there are two colors in each print there are six plates in total. The pink goes down first and is followed by the black.
For me, printmaking is an opportunity to focus on making pieces that are more reflective of myself. The process of printing forces me to step back from the fast-paced world, slow down and embrace the tangible. The concepts behind my prints come from the process of grieving and healing from past trauma. During this process, I often find myself at a loss for words to describe everything I’m experiencing. By turning these feelings into images, I am forced to slow down, process, and feel all that life throws my way.