I arrive at my images through the process of monoprinting. I see an implied shape created by the repeated passes through the press and pull that form forward so that each print has its own spontaneous vitality. The shapes are organic, worn, sharp, and blunt, creating imagined worlds. The many passes through the press form an atmospheric and varied veil of color similar to water or thick air. This way of working allows me to generate new images and shapes that also remain connected through mark and the stenciling materials. I use found objects both from nature and the street to create new forms. This idea of finding edges and shapes in parts and pieces is inspired by my step-father Sal Cammarata I remember as a child him holding up a Wrigley silver gum wrapper above an incredibly beautiful abstract graphite drawing and saying “I just found the shape and drew it”. Grace and beauty in the daily.