There Are Two Stories Here features works created in 2012 during my Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York. As a Fellow, I have taught classes and had access to the printmaking resources of the Wells Book Arts Center. I've participated in the Summer Institute workshops at Wells as both a teacher and a student, exploring new avenues of expression. At Michael & Winifred Bixler Letterfoundry in Skaneateles, I've had the rare experience of casting my own lead type and seeing firsthand the processes that precede printing in letterpress. I also had the opportunity during a residency at Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York to produce larger works.
These works have been influenced by my time living beside Lake Cayuga, working in printmaking and bookbinding in upstate New York, as well as recent travel in Japan for the 1st International Mokuhanga Conference. The images complete each other in a poetic narrative. In this work, I am utilizing a perspective based on multiple points of view. I am interested in challenging the unity of time by the defiance of scale, exaggerating spatial proportions, and by showing several moments at once.