'Carbon Press' is a series utilizing various characters, punctuation and rule lines to create language compositions without obvious "meaning" resulting from their specific components. Using letterpress to create and alter these compositions provided great freedom in registration, and allowing limitless experimentation.
These prints were made without ink, but rather a sheet of carbon paper, matching the dimensions of each sheet of paper, and providing a 1:1 ration of available 'ink':paper. For each print, carbon is taken from the carbon paper and relocated onto paper, leaving a ghost image of empty space on the carbon paper. Presenting them side by side reflects the theory of conservation - how energy is not created, but merely transferred.