Figures is a series of monotype prints of serene female figures completed between 2009 and 2013. These figures, clad in their red bathing suits, look upon their world in a calm and reflective manner. Working on and around their graceful shapes and contours, I am able to explore the making of random marks and lines. I love the surprises when I pull a print!

Swimmer Back I
Swimmer Back I

©2009 Monotype 7.5x9.5" plate 11x14" paper

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Seated Figure I
Seated Figure I

©2013 Monotype 8x12" plate 11x15" paper

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Seated Figure II
Seated Figure II

©2013 Monotype 8x12" plate 11x15" paper

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Swimmer Standing I
Swimmer Standing I

@2013 Monotype 8x12" plate 11x15" paper

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Standing Swimmer II
Standing Swimmer II

@2013 Monotype 8x12" plate 11x15" paper

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Swimmer With Hat
Swimmer With Hat

©2009 Monotype 5x7" plate 8x9" paper

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Swimmer II
Swimmer II

©2009 Monotype 6x8" plate 10x12" paper

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Swimmer I
Swimmer I

©2009 Monotype 5x7" plate 8x9" paper

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Mona, Monotype
Mona, Monotype

©2011 8x10" plate 11x15" paper

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Bella, Monotype
Bella, Monotype

©2011 8x10" plate 11x15" paper

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Annemarie, Monotype
Annemarie, Monotype

©2011 8x10" plate 11x15" paper

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Zenobia,
Zenobia,

©2011 Monotype 8x10 plate 11x15 paper

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The making of a monotype print:

First I paint on a plexiglass printing plate using archival water-based intaglio inks. An impression of this image is made onto acid-free printmaking paper by using a portable tabletop press. While I am able to print multiple layers of ink on each sheet of paper by using a registration system, each monotype print is unique. Sometimes I am able to make a “ghost” print, or second impression, from the original plate.