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What I like most about printmaking is how the process shows in the product of my work. Each print is different, because every time a picture was reprinted, I looked at it in a different way. A favorite project in class was one in which we made stencils from photographs.
I enjoyed cutting out stencils because instead of linearly looking at a picture one must make a separate stencil for the light and dark parts of the shape.
One of my favorite activities is watching. I love to people watch, I love to cloud watch, I love to bird watch—I even love to watch plants grow! This has been the case for as much of my life as I can remember.
What I love about art is how it provides an outlet to take part of what I observe and show it to the rest of the world. When I make art I can take all of the beautiful, or ugly, or terrifying times of life and spotlight them. I think these are all of the moments that string our lives together. And so, in reminding us of these moments, making art serves to remind us that we are alive.