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These monoprints were inspired by the seven Chakras, which are centers of spiritual energy in the body.

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.