Monotype Prints

Known as "the painterly print", monotypes are created by painting a metal plate with ink and then using a subtractive drawing process.  The ink is manipulated with a variety of brushes, cotton swabs, toothpicks and other implements to create a variety of textures.  The plate is then rolled through the printing press which removes the ink and creates a unique, one-of-a-kind print.  Since each imprint is a one-off that cannot be duplicated, the print run is marked "1 of 1".  The artist's intention is to create images with a smoky atmospheric effect and a mysterious luminosity.