The Nautilus and the Ammonite has just been published and is now on sale. Signed copies can be ordered directly from me. $20 plus free shipping in the USA. To order, contact me

I participated in Big Ink at the Fleisher Memorial on August 4th. Click here for more info and to see the print I made.



Photo by Howard LeVant


Curriculum Vitae 


I am a wood block printmaker, art educator, and sole proprietor of Words On Woodcuts Press. A native of Ohio, I moved to Philadelphia in 2004 to earn my MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Since then I have regularly exhibited my work in both non-profit and commercial spaces, including in Philadelphia's City Hall and at the Delaware Museum of Art.

My woodcuts respond to what I observe around me; children, pets, toys, as well as gardens, parks, and collections of taxidermy, fossils, and other specimens found in museums and books. The works explore stories and feelings as much as ideas. A single image might suggest symbolic narrative while simultaneously integrating naturalistic representation with formal abstraction. I am particularly interested in how the medium of wood block printmaking, with its long and varied history, can be used to address contemporary issues.