Wyoming Arts Council


Tina became a printmaker because of the multiple techniques printmaking offers. In printmaking, she can use the techniques of the painter, such as in monotype printing, or the techniques of the sculptor, with carving a print block matrix. As a printmaker, she also can etch with acid on metal to create an image, acid etching stone, as in lithography, or using development supplies like a photographer, in the process of silk screen printing. Tina is not tied down sitting at a canvas or a block of stone. There is much movement in printmaking - there is a station for everything: a place to ink, a place to carve, and a place to print. There is constant movement between each process to create a print. She is also not tied down to the one final product of one canvas or the one image; in printmaking, the ability to create multiples of the same image is in and of itself a challenge that must be met.