Sunday, July 24, 2011

Imprinting

A student of mine happily at work at Pickwick Independent Press.


The Girls, I, monoprint


The Girls, II, monoprint (ghost)






A July bouquet brought from my garden to the print studio...


Adding a second layer of information to the monoprint plate...


The Girls, III, monoprint


The Girls, IV, monoprint (ghost)


The Girls, V, monoprint with colored ink and pastel


The Girls, VI, monoprint (ghost)

I'm back in a printshop again! After graduating from MECA with a degree in Printmaking in '06, I have not done very much of it! That's about to change since I've recently joined Pickwick Independent Press and have started teaching there as well.

Here are some of my recent monoprint experiments - a series about sisters - specifically, me and my sister Sue. Susan and I are one year apart - almost but not quite Irish twins, and we certainly have many of the characteristics of true twins. We were dressed alike and were inseparable, and were referred to simply as The Girls in our family of six for quite a few years. This series begins to speak about issues of identity, symbiosis, codependence, interdependence, independence, and love...

4 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

All of that and more!

martha miller said...

Bumbadeeno!!

artslice said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you're going to make at Pickwick! I didn't know you had a specific focus in printmaking. Fabulous.

thismummaslife said...

Makes me want to make some monoprints again soon!