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In this year of the pandemic, I am suddenly faced with learning new ways of printmaking without a press. In many ways it is the same, the same process of making an image on a plate and printing the image on a piece of paper; the same excitement of lifting the piece of paper to see what it will look like; the same question of whether you have gotten the inking right and whether the colors work. But without a press, it is different. Intaglio techniques such as solar etching and dry point do not work without a press. Instead I have turned to various methods of relief printing which are new to me: such as transfer printing and linocut. In a year when the our lives have changed so dramaticallly, finding a way to pursue my artistic goals has been a saving grace. I can still say there it is - my creation - something new and different. It has a life of its own and has lead me down new paths of exploration.