WEEKEND 3: POTRERO HILL
OCT 28 & 29, 2017
San Francisco, CA 94107
My long time studio, uphill from 20th Street on Potrero Hill, is easy to find. It has two red garage doors and plenty of parking in front.
My work reflects a love of and respect for our natural world. Thru my art and photography I hope to make people more aware of the beauty and functions of our natural environment and the value of preserving it. I especially enjoy depicting the impressive number of California native plants and the animals, such as butterflies, that depend on them.
The linocut is my favorite printmaking technique. I enjoy both the process and the result, a print with bold areas of color and clear, strong lines and compositions that looks equally good in color or black and white. I often blend two or more colors on a roller and apply them to areas of the plate where a gradation of color is called for like in the flowers in Poppies V which was recently acquired by the Library of Congress.
My methods are tedious but the print requires only a single run thru the press which eliminates registration problems and gives the whole piece a very sharp, high relief quality. Often I will leave areas of a print uninked to achieve an embossed effect for those particular areas.