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Whether it's with ink, paint, or graphite, it all begins with an expressive mark. My mark-making tools include brushes, palette knives, sticks, pieces of wood, grasses, kitchen utensils, hardware pieces, my own hand, a computer illustration program... anything that can transfer ink, paint, etc from itself to the paper or canvas has the potential to be an
art-making tool.

Sometimes these marks are deliberate and intentional, other times they are pure accident and surprise. They might be made with eyes wide open, or with eyes shut tight. More important to me than the method or means of making the mark is the energy and the feeling of the mark itself and the experience that was the catalyst for it.

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