Ford begins with simple print matrices: carved linoleum blocks or collagraph or found wood. These are repeatedly inked and printed, often on folded paper, to create a kind of self-stenciling. Color is manipulated throughout his process as stacks of thin sheets of Asian papers are printed. Eight or sixteen sheets are then gridded onto larger sheets, and at times, stencils are cut and glued onto the printed sheets to interrupt and layer more printed information. The printed elements are assembled and refined to become unique works that demonstrate growth and evolution through repetition. The results examine variability and the conventional notion of extreme individuality of image. Innovation is integral to what Ford makes.