"First Impressions" - you know that recessed feeling of letterpress? That tactile quality drove me to explore printmaking - the kind involving a large press and a large carved "plate" to "blind emboss" my drawings onto pristine sheet of paper. These pieces are pulled from a plate that is 24" x 48", and stead of a recess into the paper, I present them as a relief so the lines push out off the paper. For some, I screen printed the same drawing in white or faint greyscale before embossing it. Hence the appearance of a gradient or another layer.