Flow Above is a monotype print created in April 2014. The artwork depicts the sky in a singular observed moment of quietness and introspection. The analyzation of the subtle nuances and details of nature reveals deeper connections with the world. Those connections include congruencies between the flow of nature and the flow of my own life.
In that particular moment, the sky taught me an important lesson in the beauty and necessity of letting go.
Monotypes are a unique form of printmaking in that the image is created by applying ink to a blank plate. While wet, the ink is shaped, wiped away, and moved around on the plate to create the image. The image exists solely within that thin layer of ink on the plate. Before the ink dries, a sheet of dampened printmaking paper is placed on top of the plate and pressure is applied. The ink -- the image -- transfers to the paper, and a monotype is produced. Only one complete print may be pulled from the plate, making the monotype a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art.
Flow Above is printed on grey Rives BFK printmaking paper. It comes matted and framed in a custom wood frame made by myself. The matt is white with a black core and is acid-free. It is behind plexiglass and backed with acid-free white foam board. The work comes wired and ready to hang.
Bone black etching ink on grey Rives BFK printmaking paper