I have a solo show coming up quickly in Bloomington. Illinois Wesleyan University has graciously given me a spot in their small gallery and the work i am making for the space are monotype images with hand painted gouache accents.
During the Spring Term at IWU, I had the priviledge to step into the shoes of Constance Estep, printmaker and fulltime faculty as she left for a sabbatical leave.
I found out that she has her students work in Monotype, a method I myself have not used much in my own work.
I had some fun demo-ing and working along side the kids in the studio. I had so much fun that I decided to make my show a reflection of my time there. Monotype and imagery I manage to reclaim from dreams before I forget them when waking up will fuse to make some pretty beautiful imagery.
The image above is just one of the number I have started and I feel that this is a good beginning to a something new in how I approach my work.
Do not fret dear friends, the rocker still holds my heart as my primary plate preparation tool. The mezzotint will be making a return, and very soon…now that wedding season has ended. I survived it and can see more of my time being devoted to “makin’ pictures.”