Transformation 4 is one of an ongoing series of mixed media monoprint collage that began several years ago somewhat by accident. (If you’d like to know more, you can read about it on this blog post.) The forms in this piece are a bit more abstract than in some of my other works, which allows your imagination a chance to interpret the meaning on your own terms. While making this monoprint collage, I was guided by my own impressions of the primal forces of nature, perhaps depicting the earth during the early time of its formation. The contrast of dark, earthy tones with the lighter red and gold shapes creates a composition that seems dynamic, yet balanced. It makes me think of lightning striking a mountain, seeds coming to life, and the unseen energies that are a part of everything in the universe. I strongly believe that everything in nature is interconnected, from tiny particles to galaxies, and this concept is what I try to express in my art. Each person may see something entirely different, and that’s wonderful. Art communicates with each of us individually, based on our own experiences, beliefs, and deeper insights.
All of these 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. I believe this mixed media monoprint collage will bring a sense of peace and balance to any room in your home.
Transformation 4 is mounted on archival black matboard and ‘floated’ behind an off-white mat. It is framed behind clear plexiglass in an antique gold finished metal frame. See the included image for reference. If you would prefer to frame it yourself, please contact me.