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Drawing for me is as much about the process as it is the product. The work progresses slowly as I concentrate on relationships between shapes, light, shadows, and textures. Line is my primary tool, as it is hatched and cross-hatched to create the subject. The color of the page is also important in that it provides contrast and space for the form to move and speak.

While I have worked with other subjects, I find myself returning to flowers for visual reference. Most often these flowers are dried and seem to have another life beyond their present fragile state. They represent the passage of time, energy, life, and spirit. Silverpoint is my primary medium because it enhances the qualities I hope to present.