Traces (Cutting Boards)

Traces have been produced as both photographs and intaglio prints. (see Traces series under Photography) The marks are traces of daily food preparations - cutting, slicing, chopping - from my collection of more than a decade of thin plastic kitchen cutting boards, incised by various kitchen knives. The boards are photographed and documented on a light table. They are then inked and printed as hand-pulled intaglio prints. These prints and photographs reveal a double language of process and are visual journals of making and unconscious drawing.