M O N O T Y P E S P O R T F O L I O
Water images are deeply connected to my childhood growing up on the Great South Bay and spending summer weekends at the ocean beaches. Tidal ebb and flow marked time and changes of weather and light were dramatic.
Water elements seem especially present in my monotypes. Using a brayer, I roll thin veils of oil paint on a plate until an image appears. As a result, the paintings acquire the luminous transparency of watercolor. A damp sheet of paper is laid over the art and then run through a press. When the paper is peeled away from the plate, the original painting is destroyed, but the image has been transferred in reverse to the paper, creating a unique print.