Reduction linocut, 11x14 framed to size 16x20.
With a love for meticulous detail, my designs are influenced by decorative art, textiles, and a gumbo of my culture's elements. My specialty is linoleum relief printmaking. All of my designs are created from a manual process called block printing. The drawing starts on paper, gets transferred to a linoleum block, carved out with carving tools, inked up, then cranked through an etching press by hand.
I also use the carved blocks to print on clothing, housewares, and accessories to bring my art into everyday life. Each printed piece has slight variation, reflecting the beauty and unique hand printed quality of relief printmaking. All work is created in my home studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.