GNAW, GALLERIES, EXCAVATIONS
A large series of prints which examine evidential markings left by wild animals in found wood. Imagining these markings as evidence of a rapidly disappearing culture, this series attempts to draw parallels between human markings and those of beavers and porcupines (Gnaw), wood peckers (Excavation) and bark boring insects(Galleries ). Using hand printing techniques traditionally used in printing woodcut blocks, these large scale prints are mounted onto plywood panels. Mounting the prints in this way allows the viewer to read the markings and the resulting images in the manner of paintings.

Gnaw 8, 1999: relief print of porcupine gnawed plywood on panel, 48"(h)x 76"(w)  

Small Gnaw Variation 1, 1999: relief print of porcupine gnawed plywood on panel, 11"(h)x 8.5"(w)  

Gnaw 3, 1996: relief print of porcupine gnawed plywood on panel, 48"(h)x 96"(w)  

Gnaw 4, 1999: relief print of beaver gnawed tree trunk on panel, 60" x 60"   

Galleries and Excavations, 1996: relief print of beetle engraved and woodpecker excavated tree trunk on hemp paper, 120"(h)x 60"(w)  

Small Galleries, 1996: relief print of tree trunk etched by engraving beetles on panel, 11"(h)x 8.5"(w)  

Small Gnaw Variation 2, 1996- 1999: relief print of porcupine gnawed plywood on panel, 11"(h)x 8.5"(w)  

Gnaw Variation 110, 1999: relief print of porcupine gnawed plywood on panel, 36"(h)x 24"(w)