Printmaking is such a compelling and addictive medium— I have found it informs all my other work—painting, drawings and installation in terms of line and color. It narrows decision making—and requires plotting moves ahead as in a chess game. And as in any medium there is the excitement of the accident that leads to another way of making.

Alison Hildreth is represented by June Fitzpatrick Gallery in Portland, Maine.

Prints are available at the Mezzanine Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Heather Gaudio Fine Art in Fairfield, Connecticut.