Caren Florance, aka Ampersand Duck, works creatively with text and print in many different ways, but books remain close to her heart.

Dissatisfied with traditional publishing relationships, her PhD at the University of Canberra (2013-18) explored collaborative experiments with poets and poetics using a range of analogue and digital print processes. 

She works predominantly with relief printmaking, both press-based and hand-printed. Other forms of mark-making find its way into her work, particularly via revisitings of old technologies. Digital processes are increasingly of interest.