I’m a multidisciplinary artist but for my current series there is a focus on printmaking, specifically Intaglio. The traditional Italian practice incorporates the use of a metal plate, usually copper or steel, which act as a template once an image is embedded into the plate allowing me to make multiple editions. Throughout my time spent with the practice I explore different colors, various application techniques, and an assortment of printmaking paper. In effort to keep up with the times I render any potential work digitally on an iPad. Having a digital sketchbook allows me to quickly get inspired by some of my favorite minds such as M.C. Escher with his illusion-esque staircases, Rene Magritte’s witty images, and Albert Einstein’s book of dreams, Einstein’s Dreams by: Alan Lightman. All three have such a surreal way of viewing the world that directly influence the architectural dreamscapes in my current work. In addition to my influences, Sarah Roizen, an artist, and art therapist relates understanding the fundamentals of emotions to centering her craft around the process rather than the finished product. She states that she works spontaneously and intuitively in her studio which forms a dialogue between herself and the materials. This inspired me to base my works on a particular emotion I need to express such as good vibrations or codependency. Playing with the push and pull of tradition in printmaking and technology in my digital sketchbook sparked curiosity in exploring a fusion technique of screen printing and intaglio to get a wider range of dynamic and interesting images. I look forward to watching my practice unfold as my journey of artistic expression continues.