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Monotype on Stonehenge paper
Image: approx. 16" x 22". Sheet: 22.5" x 30"
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The above monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints. The image is painted with printing inks on a plexiglass plate, using various brushes, rollers and marking tools. A sheet of acid-free printmaking paper is then placed over the image and pressure is applied to the back of the sheet to transfer the inked image to the paper. Each print is unique, since the original painting cannot be exactly duplicated. Sometimes a second print, called the "ghost" is pulled from the residual ink on the plate. The ghost often becomes the starting point for another print, as it is modified and re-worked. Several of these prints deal with variations on a similar set of forms and structures.