Sherrie York

Self-taught printmaker and “compulsive wanderer of landscapes” Sherrie York’s career encompasses environmental education, natural history illustration, and birding. York uses a technique called reduction printing: she draws the composition onto a linoleum block, carves away areas that do not need printing, and rolls the ink onto the paper surface. “When an image I create sparks a memory or reflects an experience familiar to the viewer, it provides common ground for sharing our stories and understanding each other’s perspective. And shared stories can help us not only to celebrate the beauty found in nature, but also to tackle larger issues of wildlife, water, and land conservation,” she says.