I started screenprinting about 25 years ago, printing numbers on baseball jerseys in a basement t-shirt shop. When business was slow, I experimented with my own designs, making multicolor prints on paper – serigraphy is the official term of art. Although I've tried many different methods of making stencils for my designs, I keep coming back to the most basic: hand-cut paper. I love the simplicity, the directness, and most of all, the results. I've always been a fan of Matisse's paper cuts, and this method produces similarly sharp edges, bold shapes, and intense colors. When I finish with a printing run, I simply peel my paper stencil off the screen and throw it away, ensuring limited editions.