Ingrid Derstine, printmaking and jewelry

“A lot of times I will use a photo as a base for my prints, sometimes it is obvious that it’s representational and sometimes it’s not so much. Often the photos are ones that I have taken, usually while I am traveling. The photos I use for printmaking all usually have a pretty unusual visual texture. Visual texture is like a silhouette of a bunch of leaves against the sky, you see it all together but you don’t realize its leaves so all you see is this texture.  Like the texture on this ring is sand paper. I really enjoy textures that I can either replicate or use.”