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On The Run is a monotype print created using a reductive method. First, a layer of black etching ink was rolled out onto a plexiglass plate. The image was then created by wiping away the ink, drawing into it, and carefully removing top layers of ink to create value. Once the image was completed, a sheet of dampened printmaking paper was laid over the plate. The plate and paper were run through a press, and the ink was transferred to the paper.
Because the image existed solely within the layer of ink, only one full print was pulled from the plate - a monotype.
I lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, for three years while earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. With family living 900 miles away in Kansas City, visits were few. We made the most of our precious time together. On The Run depicts an old friend and my little brother at Penguin Park in Kansas City.
Etching ink on archival Rives BFK paper