I am inspired by the world around me. The people in my lives. Current events. The books I am reading.
But mostly I like looking and thinking about things I find lying on the ground—a random scrap of paper, a seed pod, a lichen covered tree limb, a dried flower a friend brings to me, bleached bones, bird skeletons.
I take lots of photographs. I make lots of sketches. I use a copier to enlarge and sometimes distort these preliminary images. Sometimes I crop out a section to explore further in an etching, a woodcut, a drawing.
I write and draw in my sketchbook every day. I tell people that my work is "self-generating." I am never at a loss for something to work on. I look at my drawings, my prints, the piles of copier paper and continue on with the journey.