Transformation 10 is one of an ongoing series that began several years ago somewhat by accident; if you want to find out more, you can read about it on this blog post. The nature-inspired forms in this piece are a bit more abstract than in some of my other works, allowing your imagination a chance to interpret the meaning on your own terms, and to have your own, direct personal experience with whatever emotions or ideas it brings up. While making this layered monoprint collage, I was guided by my own impressions of the primal forces of nature, and the unseen energies that are an interconnected part of everything in the universe. I see all of nature as sacred, and believe that we are all a part of nature. The layering of plant forms with what I would call “space” imagery is an attempt to communicate this. I have always been inspired by my own relationship with nature, as well as my interest in science. The soothing blues and cool reds bring a sense of peace and harmony to this piece.
All of these shapes, colors, and natural forms are ‘words’ in the vocabulary of symbols I’ve developed to communicate my experience of the oneness of every thing in nature. Layers of transparent lightfast lithography inks are built up on sheets of Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, 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 to bring more depth and interest to the piece. This layered monoprint collage will bring a sense of peace and relaxation to any room in your home or office.