Year: 1996

Wrench in the Works

This is a book recounting a sad story from my childhood, using no words. Medium: Linocut Case Bound Book, 10 pages Dimensions: 10″ x8.5″ Completed: 1995


I made this book when I was an intern at the Women’s Studio Workshop in 1996. It was all about a crush I had on someone and all the ridiculous plays on language I would use to disguise the feelings I had and the fact that the person I cared about was also a woman. Truth be told, I was deeply closeted and just so tortured about finally coming out. The book itself is made up of translucent open-ended envelopes and handmade paper inserts. The illustrations were all picked up from an outdated dictionary from the 1950’s. I wrote interstitial text with further language play and xeroxed them onto tracing paper which I made into the inner pockets. Dimensions: 5″ x 13″ open Medium: Screenprint, Xerography Case bound, with a hybrid accordion spine to accommodate the pockets Completed: July 1996

Study for Self-Portrait

This is the style I developed throughout my undergrad experience at JMU. The work was mostly figurative explorations of body politics. Dimensions: 18″ x 20″ Medium: Woodcut Completed: 1997  

Valentine ’96

After I graduated from JMU, I moved home, only to have all my worldly possessions washed away by a flood. I decided I needed to go to grad school and started printing a whole new body of work. During that time, I decided to print a valentine for all of my friends, who had rallied to my side during this trying time. Linocut, hand-painted with watercolor Edition of 150