Power Play is structured as a Jacob’s Ladder toy. The game Rock, Paper, Scissors inspired the imagery for the book, printed from original woodblocks in grey and black, with open ended slip cover.
Five two-sided panels
“Through my creative practice as a printmaker and a book artist, I represent inanimate objects and abstract marks as visual metaphors or allegories. I explore tenuous qualities of human interaction, struggles and experience. I explore the use of simple, forms such as ‘X’ and ‘O,’ symbolic for ‘hugs and kisses’ or ‘tic-tac-toe.’ I’m informed by familiar leisure games like Rock, Paper, Scissors, to reference interpersonal communication.
I teach art and applied design courses at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon. My work appears in many public collections including the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library and is represented in galleries throughout the United States.