These images are achieved with a two step printing technique I have developed that merges my favorite drawing style with the textures I love in printmaking. I first create an engaging environment for the figure using stencils, patterned plates, fabric, leaves - creating depth and texture on the paper. After the inks and paints are dry I focus on the figure. I start by applying a mid tone of ink to a printing plate, then wipe away the ink to create light and finish by brushing in my darks. I place my completed plate over the patterns I’ve created and roll them through an etching press attempting to capture a fleeting moment in an individual’s life.