I attempt to recreate the beauty of the human trace, an accumulation of marks of those who came before me. I build layers of found elements using various printmaking techniques, watercolor, and chine-colle. By scraping and applying ink to dry-point etchings of marks that reference graffiti and palimpsest, I convey energy and time. I then combine these marks with rich textured fields of color and worn paper vestiges. Eventually each piece develops a unique layering expressing a collective moment in time.