The Demolition of Adam, laser and hand-done woodcut 11x17
My inspiration for this print came from a combination of sources. First being my exposure to Renaissance art last semester in Rome, second being the escalating violence in Syria and the Middle East, and third being the 15th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th. I actually conceived the idea for this print while watching the footage of ground zero with my roommates. I hope to provide a narrative that communicates humanity's incredible capacity for hope through devastation. 
Underwater, monotype and Xerox transfer 11x17
This piece uses a transfer of wartime ads to commemorate the nurses and soldiers of World War 1. The method of making this piece combined monotype print and Xerox transfer for a layered and colorful image.
Wake Up & Smell the Poppies, monotype print 15x15
This piece was inspired by Armistice Day, November 11, which has now become informally known as Poppy Day. This British day of remembrance commemorates the sacrifice of men and women who died in World War 1.
The association between war casualties and poppies arose from the opening lines of the poem, In Flanders Field: 

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row".

John McCrae, a Canadian army officer, wrote the poem from the viewpoint of the dead soldiers. McCrae wrote it during the Second Battle of Ypres, the day after he helped to bury a close friend. Noticing the way poppies bloomed around the graves, he included this observation in his poem.

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