Intaglio printmaking became one of my favorite art forms in college. The process was very labor intensive, but I loved how the results were intriguingly unpredictable. In my Gee’s Bend inspired aquatint etchings, I enjoyed playing with the overlapping of colors and shades. This design was composed of 3 different plates each inked with a different color. Every version I printed had its own character and energy depending on how the shapes aligned and the color combinations intermixed. I also experimented with layering line etchings over cutout shapes of colored paper, a technique known as “chine collé.” I can never resist adding a splash of color.