2013 was a big print-making year for me.  With the addition of a late 70's Martech etching press to my studio in February I have had a difficult time doing much else.  By printing and combining modular parts, I can escape the inherent size constraints of printing presses and push the final product beyond our conventional definition of the "artist's print."  I have never had any interest in the "editioned' print series where technical execution is measured in terms of how identically an image is reproduced throughout the series.  I prefer to approach the print process as a painter, working fast, making marks, throwing color around without concern for cleanliness and perfection.  Using the design of my wood cut plates, and later followed by post production collage, I'm able to impose a certain mechanical precision on an otherwise very fluid and painterly process.