Carole Gelker, who is also a psychoanalyst, uses printmaking to tell stories about her own life experiences, the powerful feelings and fantasies of children and complex personal relationships. Her style is expressive. She uses linocuts, drypoint, carborundum and monoprints to bring her artist’s aesthetic to life. The physical methods of printmaking like carving, scratching, sanding, rubbing and wiping lend themselves to the intensity of feeling expressed in her work. She is influenced by fairy tales, the German Expressionists and the female artists Kiki Smith and Louise Bourgoise.