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These mixed-media, multi-dimensional monotypes on painted canvas are inspired by "gifts" from the Delaware Seashore to an avid beachcomber. After creating a monotype on a mylar plate with water-soluble media, I transferred the image to dampened paper with my etching press. Then I cut apart my monotypes to make multiple levels on acid free foam board, mounted on canvas. By painting each canvas with colors related to the monotype, I extended the creative process. Sand was added to the painted canvas and sometimes to the surface of the print itself. 

I like the intimacy of viewing the art surface directly, without glass barriers or frames. Through research, I found an archival means to preserve my artwork.