Transformation 50

ingredients: monotype/monoprint sections, watercolor pencils, Caran d’Ache crayons

7 x 7 inches, on 100% cotton Rives BFK heavyweight printmaking paper

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AUGUST, 2018

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A few months ago, I posted here about sending four mixed media monotypes/monoprints to Rubber City Prints in Akron, Ohio. The goods news is that three of them have sold; the bad news is that I need to replace them with new monotype collages ASAP. I’m running low on Transformations, though, because I have several in the gallery in Nashville, and a total of 5 have sold in the last couple of weeks.

What to do but get to work and make more? These 7 x 7 inch pieces are made by combining discarded sections of monotypes along with other media to form new compositions. So, out came piles and piles of monotype scraps. It looked like a print shop had exploded in my studio, literally…

Cut-up monotype scraps for collage

For the last week – or maybe two? – this is pretty much all I’ve been doing. You’d think it would be easy to do something you’ve already done at least 49 times, right? Well, not so much. This is partly due to the fact that my standards are higher, but mostly due to the fact that I have fewer scraps to work from. I’ve used a lot of them over the years, and I haven’t made as many monotypes recently as I used to in the past. But finally, I completed Transformation 50, above. It seemed like a milestone, perhaps because 50 was the original number of pieces required for the truly crazy assignment which gave birth to this series. Below are new monotype collages Transformations 51 and 52.

Transformation 51

ingredients: monotype/monoprint sections, watercolor pencils, Caran d’Ache crayons

7 x 7 inches, on 100% cotton Rives BFK heavyweight printmaking paper

Transformation 52

ingredients: monotype/monoprint sections, watercolor pencils, Caran d’Ache crayons

7 x 7 inches, on 100% cotton Rives BFK heavyweight printmaking paper

Transformations Slide Show

Transformation 1

Transformation 4

Transformation 5

Transformation 7

Transformation 9

Transformation 10

Transformation 11

Transformation 12

Transformation 14

Transformation 17

Transformation 18

Transformation 24

Transformation 27

Transformation 29

Transformation 32

Transformation 34

Transformation 35

I’m thinking of writing a post about working in series, and I’d love to include your opinions. Do you believe it’s important for artists to work in series? What are the pros and cons? Please share your thoughts in the comment section!

2 Comments

  1. Caterina giglio

    Your work is so gorgeous.. Love your prints! Congratulations on strong sales! You so deserve every success! I would love to hear your thoughts about working in a series.. You know I love to do series work! xoxo

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    • Sharmon Davidson

      Thanks so much for the sweet words! It means so much coming from a dear friend and fellow mixed media artist. I will probably do a post about working in series at some point, and may ask to interview you, if that’s OK. You are great at working in series, so your thoughts would certainly be appreciated! xoxo

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