A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print that is added to and subtracted from and run through a printing press numerous times, until a richness in color and texture emerges.
On a plate of tin, plexiglass or plywood, I apply layers of color which I ‘carve’ into. As the print builds to a crescendo, and my layers move from light to dark, an image is revealed from within. There is a kind of alchemy, or magic at play. No two prints are ever the same.
I am drawn over and again to the diptych and triptych format. Here, I see an opportunity to juxtapose two or three points of reference, even points of view, not unlike turning the pages of a book to unfold the story.