These monoprints were inspired by labyrinths. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is a single path, slowly and silently walked. I may bring a question or a prayer to the labyrinth or just an openness to whatever comes to me. When I reach the center I might honor the 4 directions, say a prayer, meditate, or simply pause before slowly walking the path back to the beginning.
Each print requires hours of time to hand color a mylar plate with Caran d'Ache water-soluble crayons. Arches black paper is dampened and laid on top of the mylar plate. The plate is handprinted, using the pressure of a hand roller, a silk-screen squeegee and a doorknob in a sock. After printing, colors are further enhanced directly on the print. Although the mylar matrix can be used to make additional prints, each print must be individually hand-colored on the plate and after printing, making a variation that uniquely reflects the hand of the artist. The layering of colors allows me to create a glow that enhances the spiritual aspect of the print.