I discovered Belkis Ayón collograph work when learning printmaking and researching contemporary artists using the collagraph process in their work. Of all the printmaking methods collagraphy had the closest relationship between the act of building the print plate and the final print. The physicality of the technique and its sculptural relationship was exciting. It was a process I loved but could find few good examples of it used in contemporary work. Belkis Ayón represented one of the few examples of what the technique could truly bring to ones work.