Impressions


“Impressions” is my ongoing series of monoprints that employ a modified version of the Provincetown Printers’ white-line technique.

Since 2016, I have been researching the history and process of the white-line woodcut, an esoteric printmaking technique developed in Provincetown, MA and Cincinnati, OH. This research illuminated a history of women—some queer—printmakers who were the vanguard of the white-line technique, which is based on Japanese mokuhanga woodblock prints. In July 2018, I was invited to teach my technique at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in a workshop titled “Bridging the Gap: CNC and White-line Woodcut”.

“Impressions” is simultaneously a nod to Printmaking and Pam Beasley’s watercolor painting of a stapler on the television program The Office.