Waterbirch is the name I ascribe to the collected works of my original giclée and hand-printed designs. These prints reflect many disparate influences — my middle-school art class, children's picture books, mid-century modernism, travel, lazy summer days, crisp winter afternoons, autumn trees, plants and birds, animals and bugs— that drive and inform my sense of process,color, composition, and theme.
Although whimsical, sometimes nostalgic, and invariably explorative, these images carry themselves with an elegance and sophistication that unify them, that tell a story, yet they all existed in different times and spaces. Therein lay my challenge—to unite them in time and space and to ground them with written story.
My solution was to create a personal art book to compile and organize the images and their stories into a usable and accessible system. The published book can be used for enjoyment purposes, or it can be used as a reference catalog from which those interested might request cards or prints of their choice.
OBJECTIVE, RESEARCH, INSPIRATION, DRAFTS