I was introduced to printmaking by the late Ann Otis and an artist in Iceland and have since embraced the practice. I don’t print editions. There is only the one print which may be embellished with collage, solar prints, marginalia or graphic marks.
I print either a collagraph or a monotype. The collagraph process involves building up the surface of a thin MDF board in a collage manner as opposed to a reductive process like woodcuts or etching. I glue paper shapes, gesso or gels and natural materials like corn silk onto the plate. I brush the ink on the plate in a painterly manner. It is then run through my press. Prints made by this process are subtly textured and very painterly, They are designated E.V. for Edition Variable. Monotypes are created by painting ink onto a flat plastic plate. It yields only one print. And again, it may be further embellished as are the collagraphs. These are designated 1/1.
More Print images coming soon!