Built on layers of texture, exuberant mark making, ink, found objects and ephemera are used to crystallize the visual imagery in the monotypes.
A monotype is a unique, one-of-a-kind print. Although subsequent use of an inked plate, when possible, can produce additional prints which differ greatly from the first print and are called "ghost prints."
“In the process of experimentation and unknown possibilities, one image generates another.” Layering color through a variety of plates, I often incorporate tactile patterns created by “found” materials such as lace, stencils and templates, mark-making, collage, and inks to develop her images.
I use soy-based, water-based inks and print the monotypes on Arches 88 paper using an etching press. I often use stencils, solvents, brushes, and other tools to embellish my monotype prints. The size of the monotype is the printed image area only and does not include the size of the paper on which the original is printed. Each original monotype is signed below the image.