After it's over, after the last gaze has
Will I have become
The landscape I've looked at and
Or the road that took me there
Or the time it took to arrive?
— from Sprung Narratives by Charles Wright
I am driven by an inability to ignore man's innate connection with the natural world. The role of emotion, memory and personal narrative are thematically unavoidable. Layers of texture, light and muted tones intertwine intuitively to achieve depth and dimension, converging interior and exterior worlds, forming topographical landscapes.
Printmaking offers periods of separation from the hand and the two-dimensional plane, encouraging alternative direction. Process is allowed to speak by encapsulating the breath, vulnerability and silent language of a subject, such as Charles Wright has achieved in the above poem. Something greater than self is discovered where beauty and truth live simultaneously within imperfection, decay, impression and loss.