Snowber: I have recently returned to Monoprinting after a long hiatus.
Part of this hiatus occurred due to the arrival of my now 10 month old daughter.
As less and less of my time is my own I am learning to be more spontaneous
and economical in how and what I create. What I am finding is that my expression
has become far more non-objective then it has ever been in the past. Although
there are still recognizable objects incorporated in the images ie: chairs,
they are more spontaneous, less intended then in my previous print work
or in the figurative paintings I continue to do. In the current series of
prints I am working I use various combinations of small plates integrated
primarily by pallet and mark. I work on several at one time never pausing
any too long in one spot, moving brayer and brush across several plates
within the same stroke. I like that the images each bear a resemblance to
one another while simultaneously maintaining their autonomy.