“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” -Leo Tolstoy
I am fascinated by seasonal changes when leaves drop to the ground in contorted, infinitely varied forms and when new buds and sprouts are bursting forth. These seasonal changes are reminders of the cycles of nature and the constant march of time. My artworks capture these moments of seasonal change by focusing on the beauty and complexity of plants. These images function as Memento Mori – reminders of the fleeting nature of existence. Seed pods, blooming flowers, and broken branches serve as my inspiration. Such objects remind us that the world is fleeting and it should be enjoyed before it passes away. Additionally, by focusing on iconic, commonplace objects, the prints serve as reminders that nature is all around us – not solely in the grand, far-off vistas of our wild lands, but also in our backyards, ditches, gardens, and hedgerows. These places are equally important to the environmental health of our world and through these close-to-home sites we are inherently connected to the natural world around us.
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Walnut no. I. chiaroscuro woodcut. 2016. 5″ x 4″
Fallen Leaf no. III. woodcut. 2017. 8″ x 10″
Fallen Leaf no. IV. $99 – available through http://www.bigink.org
2017 Woodcut carved by Ryan Horvath and printed by Lyell Castonguay, co-director of Big Ink. Printed on acid-free Strathmore printmaking paper. Edition of 95 prints available through the Big Ink Affordable Editions program: http://www.bigink.org
17″ x 23″ image size (18″ x 24″ paper size, prints are unframed) Awarded Third Prize in DECOMPOSITION at the Heron Marsh Gallery of Paul Smith’s College VIC in Paul Smiths, NY.
Limb, Sycamore chiaroscuro woodcut. 2015. 10″ x 7″
Cicada no. I. wood engraving. 2015. 2″ x 3″
Mushroom no. I. reductive woodcut, 2017, 6 color runs printed on archival, handmade Kitakata gampi paper. Edition of 12 prints available. 6″ x 4″ image size (8″ x 11″ paper size, prints are unframed)
Fallen Leaf no. II. woodcut. 2016. 10″ x 8″
Bird Skull. copperplate engraving. 2018. 1″ x 2″
Fallen Leaf no. VI. copperplate engraving. 2018. 3″ diameter
Fallen Seeds chiaroscuro woodcut, 2016, 8″ x 6″
Fallen Leaf no. V. reductive woodcut. 2018
Bird Skull variation no. I. engraving and aquatint. 2018. 1″ x 2″
Fallen Leaf no. VII. lithograph. 6″ x 4″. 2019
Walnut no. VI. lithograph. 6″ x 4″. 2019
Rose no. I. engraving. 4 x 4 inches. 2020.
Cicada no. II. wood engraving. 6×4 in. 2019.
Fallen Leaf no. VIII. engraving. 2 x 4 inches. 2020