Barbara Milman     

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am constantly aware of the ocean. This is reflected in my current work, which is about the effects of climate change on the oceans and marine life

I work primarily in two media: prints and handmade artist's books. My printmaking is based on traditional relief, especially linocuts, which I mix with other printmaking techniques, including digitally based methods. My artist's books combine hand printmaking with digital and photographic elements. I transfer images between the prints and the artist books. The works in the two media complement and reinforce each other.

I make artist's books either in very small editions or I make unique books. Many of the books incorporate digital photographs that I have taken on Bay Area beaches. I combine the photographic images with strong design elements that I have often created as linocuts.