Learned Acquiescence is a monotype print created in September 2016. It is part of a series of monotypes created while viewing the scene in person -- in the moment.
The artwork is about my fiancee's life with an autoimmune disease. Her perseverance, determination, strength, and resiliency inspire me every day.
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.
Learned Acquiescence 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 Rives BFK printmaking paper