A monotype is a form of slow art. Each monotype is unique–there are no multiples, no print runs. There is just one.
Printing ink is applied to a plexiglass sheet and then marked or incised to create an image. The plate is place face up on the bed of a rolling press. A piece of heavy print paper (in this case, Arches) is put over the print and sheets of felt are laid over the paper. A rolling press applies pressure to complete the print. Since most of the ink is pressed onto the paper, each one is unique.
Below, “She” in purple, red, and gray. 5-inch x 7-inch image on 11 x 15 sheet.
There are two more prints in this series. See them at QuinnCreative.com (c) Quinn McDonald. All rights reserved