Woodcut and Linoleum Original Artwork
My prints are handmade in small batches on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. I am inspired by my island home and I also enjoy thinking about who has lived here before me. I pay special care to the animals that inhabit this unique environment, considering where and how they make their homes, too. Looking at the winds, waves, and landscapes around me, I notice patterns and changing directions in my surroundings. Together, these ideas all come together as I create a little world in each of my images.
I carve my original block prints on sheets of wood or linoleum. I then ink the areas that are not carved and print the images onto paper using a traditional printing press. With the help of a production printer, I also make these images into small journals, magnets, and cards. Inspired by Hawai‘i, my handmade prints and other artist-designed items reveal my fascination with this incredible place that I call home.