These mixed-media, multi-dimensional monotypes on painted canvas were inspired by abstractions of flowers given to me by friends and family. 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.
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.