22 x 15 inches.
Monoprint Collage on Rives BFK Paper
Monoprint Collage 1/1
This print is one of a kind.
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This body of work consists of 15 prints about the many ecosystems and living beings that exist on earth, and is a metaphor for the many possibilities that exist for our lives. Many of the arrangements are abstract renderings of animals, sea creatures and plant matter.
Each of the 15 prints were created from shapes cut from my monotype designs, each arranged into a unique composition. The process begins with the printing of the full monotype sheets in a range of colors. The sheets are then cut down into collections of of stylized shapes, and these shapes are repeated throughout the entire series. Each composition is arranged, pinned together, and assembled with archival glue. This body of work was inspired by my visit to the Henri Matisse show at the Museum of Modern Art this past February. I was tremendously moved by his cutouts and the vocabulary of each of his signature shapes, and I began my own cutout series, first small, then larger, and larger.