"Not lost but searching"
monotype and thread, aprox. 13"x18"
Here’s what I’ve been up to over the past week.The monotyped
rectangular strips are held together by small single stitches. Some of
them are reworked strips that were printed on two years ago but never
used since I wasn’t entirely satisfied with them. Others are completely
new and freshly printed.
It isn’t the first time I’ve worked in pieces like this but it has
been a while and I’m excited to return to this process. The first time
was while I was still working at the printmaking studio of SCU. Clearing
out flat files I realized we had more discarded scraps than we could
possibly store to use as draw downs or paper fingers. Taking the excess
strips, I started inking up large plexi-glas plates to create drippy
patterns and washed out textures and then printed batches of these
strips on each plate. Some of them I used right away and others were stored away until I pulled them out again this summer in hope that
the constant sight of them would eventually inspire a purpose.
The final printed layers on the strips in this piece have all
been printed by hand with my trusty spoon from my worktable's glass top which I think has given some
great variety to the many edges and to the quality of the printed marks
That's all for now. Thanks for scrolling through!