MICA helped me push myself with my art, experimenting, trying new ways of doing something. This is were the Positive and Negative comes in to play. As you all know I love trees, I did this pretty good size linoleum cut print of trees reflecting into a creek. I printed it on rice paper, on marbleized paper and on my favorite Rives BFK paper. By printing on the Rives it pulled more of the 3-D quality of the linoleum cut onto the paper. If I treated the linoleum cut image like an etching and pushed the ink into the open areas instead of rolling ink on top I could get a different look. Why not give it a try - so I did. It was a fair amount of work getting the ink down into the cut areas but I was pretty happy with the end results. This print falls into that category of monoprint. There is a sub-straight plate but the ink and technique make it a one of a kind print.
|Linoleum cut 15X22 inches "Reflections 1"|
|"Reflections 2" Negative Monoprint|