Transformation 55 is a botanical monoprint collage. It’s part of a long-ongoing series of mixed media pieces that centers on the theme of the ever-changing cycles of nature. To express this idea, forms are overlapping and translucent, so that they appear to be interconnected, or turning into one another.
Layers of ink are built up on paper, which is then cut into pieces for collage. Next, other media, such as decorative papers, watercolor pencils, and crayons may be added. This botanical monoprint collage will bring a sense of nature’s peace and renewal to any room in your home or office.
- Substrate: Rives BFK heavyweight 100% acid-free cotton paper
- Size: 7 x 7 inches
- Frame: 15 x 15 inch, metal, antique gold finish
- Matting/Mounting: Mounted on black archival mat board and ‘floated’ in off-white mat
Transformation 55 is a botanical monoprint collage. It's part of a long-ongoing series of mixed media pieces that continues to grow, evolve, and change, much like the subject matter they depict. If you’d like to know more about how it started, I invite you to read about it on this blog post.
Rather than a realistic or scientific portrayal of nature, these works are based on my own imaginary visions of the changes that are constantly taking place all around and within us. The dynamic processes that connect everything in the universe produce the rotating cycles of nature that we're all familiar with. Spring, summer, fall, winter; seed, germination, growth, death; gestation, birth, growth, death. In this way, all of nature exists in a constant state of becoming, as unseen energies break down matter and re-form it in new ways. This is reflected in imagery that overlaps and interconnects, as forms seem to take shape differently when seen from different perspectives.
Layers of transparent light-fast lithography inks are built up on sheets of Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, with plant materials added to some of the pressings. Then pieces of these prints are cut out and fitted together to form new compositions. Other media, such as decorative papers, watercolor pencils, and crayons may be added. This botanical monoprint collage will bring a sense of nature’s peace and renewal to any room in your home or office.