On Exhibit May 29 through June 10 in the Hallway Gallery. Open free to the public.
My work is informed by nature. To capture a moment, scene or feeling and to express it through my artwork.
My monotypes and monoprints (one-of-a-kind works on paper) are inspired by nature. I start with an idea or feeling which I express in textures and colors using natural and manmade found objects. I am a tactile person, always touching things and feeling their texture. Because I am a printmaker I see an item’s potential by how it might appear af-ter color and pressure have been applied. One can also paint directly on the plate using printing inks with brushes, palette knives, and other tools/implements. I use monotype, monoprint, collagraph, chine colle, stencil, stamping, and other techniques to create my work.
In my pieces I use leaves, grasses, ferns, seaweed, eggshells, small flat metal objects, meshes, string, and other items. These objects are inked and placed on an inked plexi-glass plate, then a damp piece of paper is placed on top and it is run through an etch-ing press.
After pulling the original print one can continue to use the ”ghosted” plate as is, or add/subtract/rearrange items and pull another print, or one can remove the objects and use that “ghosted” image. Also as the plate is being prepared, one can use what is on the brayer and roll that on a plate, or use the reverse side of an object that was al-ready printed. It is the unlimited possibilities and uncertainty of what exactly will appear (in addition to the image being the reverse of what one worked on) that makes the mon-otype process so exciting. Each print is unique and the result of an adventure. My goal is to transmit my enthusiasm for the printmaking process and its creativeness to others.
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Lynda Goldberg, Summer Findings, Monotype & Chine Colle