As a molecular biologist by training I have always had a fondness for experimentation. Over the last ten years as a printmaker I have applied my bench experience in research to the art of copper etching by developing new ways and methods to manipulate the copper plate. My imagery has been strongly influenced by science as well. My work is dominated by powerful shapes which I originally created in a desperate attempt to imagine the mysterious worlds of proteins and other molecular complexes inside cells, too small even to be visible under a microscope. These shapes represent a symbiosis between the organic and the mechanical, thereby evoking the dual nature of those nano-machines in our cells.While earlier works focused on creating complex imagery representing those shapes within the context of the cellular world, my most recent series of etching from 2010 and 2011 focus on the representation of the simplicity and beauty of those shapes by themselves.