Growing up I was a late bloomer. This pushed me to search for unexpected and overlooked beauty, first in myself and now in the world around me. I am attracted to natural forms observed on everyday walks around my city: the jagged shapes of potholes, the white residue from salt on asphalt during the Spring thaw, the variety of textures created as a puddle dries. I look to the ground to find stable footing, this is where I find my inspiration. I make abstract prints layering monotype, drypoint etching, chine colle, and relief techniques, creating rich colors and balanced harmony between tight detailed lines, brush strokes,and swaths of color and texture.