Artwork > Night Writing

Night Writing (detail)
Woodcut on Japanese Paper
87" x 60"
2018
Night Writing
Woodcut on Japanese Paper
87" x 60"
2018
What Was She Wearing?
woodcut
18.5" x 24.5"
2018
Release
Reduction woodcut
11" x 14"
2018
When Ignorance is Master
Woodcut on Japanese Paper
11" x 14"
2016
Floriography: Bouquet for America (Justice)
Reduction woodcut on lasercut paper
20" x 12"
2018
Floriography: Bouquet for America (Patriot)
Reduction woodcut on lasercut paper
20" x 6"
2018
The House is On Fire
woodcut print
11" x 21"
2017
T
woodcut
12" x 12"
2017
The Pretender
Reduction woodcut
16" x 26"
2017
Listen to Me
Woodcut Print
26" x 16"
2015
Passenger
Woodcut Print
26" x 16"
2015
Cheer
Woodcut Print
13" x 19"
2014
Float
Mokuhanga woodcut
12" x 14"
2015
Coiled Past
Woodcut Accordion Book on Japanese Paper
7" x 24"
2016

These images include references to methods of coded communication, from the spy code Night Writing to the Victorian practice of sending symbolic flower bouquets, also called floriography. Both of these historical systems of delivering meaning through symbolism often failed to convey messages clearly, and that also makes them an apt metaphor for how communication breaks down in our contemporary world.In this series of pieces, I explore artifice and how we assert ourselves in a way that may also seek to separate ourselves from others. I am considering how we identify and communicate gender roles and expectations, as well as the desire to be heard and understood. Finally, I am discovering my ever-evolving identity as a parent. In this role I am constantly challenged to communicate with my children, as well as advocate for them as they navigate life.