Epson WorkForce 645 16.01 (Paula)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2016
8 unique 4.25”x5.5” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Color 600 15.01 (Sarah)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2016
8 unique 4.25”x5.5” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Photo R 1900 19.15 (Liz)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2019
16 unique 8.5”x10” assembled prints
Epson Artisan 700 18.01 (Oliver)
Ink on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
2018
12 unique 4” x 8” folded assembled prints
Epson Stylus Photo Pro 1900 9 Gloss Optimizers and 1 Light Magenta
Ink on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
2018
2 unique 6.5" x 8" assembled prints
Epson Stylus Photo Pro 1900 9 Gloss Optimizers and 1 Light Cyan
Ink on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
2018
2 unique 6.5" x 8" assembled prints
Epson Stylus Photo R 2000 17.02
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2017
16 unique 4.5”x13” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Pro 2200 16.01 (Ann)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2016
12 unique 4” x 8” folded assembled prints
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 17.05 (Mary Ellen)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2017
18 unique 5.5”x22” assembled prints
Epson WorkForce Pro 4720 19.14 (Tom)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2019
8 unique 4.25”x5.5” prints assembled on archival board
Epson WorkForce Pro 3720 19.13 (Paul)
Ink on Hahnemühle photo rag paper
2019
8 unique 4.25”x5.5” prints assembled on archival board
Canon Pixma Pro 1 19.06 (Barbara)
Ink on Hahnemühle photo rag paper
2019
12 unique 5.5” x 5.5” and 12 unique 11” x 11” assembled prints
7 Random Blacks, 8 Gloss Optimizers, 1 Magenta (Liz)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2018
2 unique 11” x 13” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Photo R 1900 15 Black, 1 Orange (Liz)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2018
2 unique 11” x 13” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Pro CYMK 0+90/180-90 (Renate)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2018
4 unique 11”x 11” and 4 unique 5.5” x 5.5” assembled
Epson Stylus Pro CYMK +180-180 (Mary Ellen)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2018
8 unique 11”x 11” and 1 5.5” x 5.5” assembled
HP Office Jet 8000 16.01 (Paula)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2016
8 unique 4.25” x 5.5” assembled prints
HP Office Jet 8000 16.02 (Paula)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2016
8 unique 4.25” x 5.5” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 14.66 (Mary)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2014
2 unique 13” x 19” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 14.74 (Mary)
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2014
2 unique 13” x 19” assembled prints
Epson Stylus Photo R 19000 17.01
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2017
2 unique 4.5" x 7.5" assembled prints
Canon Pixma MG 6620 17.02
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2017
2 unique 4.25" x 4.5" assembled prints
14.10
Ink on Hahnemumhle photo rag paper
2014
2 unique 3.5" x 5" assembled prints

RESIDUAL INK DRAWINGS plays with reclaimed ink from the inkjet printing process to point out one of the most basic premises of photography, that its primary function is to generate a representation of something. Given that when one views a printed photograph today it is just as likely to be a digitally generated inkjet print as a print made using traditional analog light sensitive materials, I thought it would be interesting to experiment with the materials of inkjet printing.


 I begin my process by collecting empty ink cartridges from various professional and consumer inkjet printers and then pour, stamp, rub or roll the unused ink directly onto photo rag paper, allowing the materials to take the lead in the forms they create. These unique drawings are then digitally reproduced (scanned and printed via an inkjet printer) and displayed side by side setting up the tension between the two realities, the actual and the artifice. The materiality and appearance of the two prints are similar yet one is generated by chance directly from materials, the other is a photographic clone translated through digital data. One IS something while the other is a representation OF something. The copy is never perfect and when placed beside its original twin, the slippage becomes apparent. I invite the viewer to carefully examine the difference between the sensibility of touch and that which is derived from pixels and codes.


I adhere to a system determined in part by myself, and in part by the manufacturer of the printer. Many of the used ink cartridges are gifted to me by fellow artists, bringing a communal aspect to the work.