Printmaking helped me immensely in how I troubleshoot problems across all mediums. It changed the way I approached and conceptualized a plan.
It’s a nostalgic high process art form that reminds me of working long hours in the kitchen with my father as a kid. By accessing that childhood memory, I was able to overcome feeling overwhelmed.
Learning a new process can be intimidating or scary. One of the skills I learned while studying visual arts was how to find comfort in the uncomfortable. Copper plate etching or intaglio, was a new frontier for me. Reflecting back, it’s through that process that I found confidence and love for my style of drawing.
I’m very thankful that my Professor Gregory Ball saw potential in my work and encouraged my experimental approach to print media. The print room was really the place where I felt most comfortable on campus.