Thursday, January 31, 2008


Willie Cole with a hot iron on wood.
Branded Irons, 2000
4 scorched plywood panels
84 x 84 in.
Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, NY

Lisa B. with a cold iron in the snow.
Spring Flower in Winter, 2008
Snow with 5 iron pressings in the backyard
3' x 3'

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tracy Emin

Tracey Emin. Just Remember How It Was, 1998. Monoprint on calico with stitching

This work is typical of Emin's confrontational and uninhibited style. To make her monoprints, Emin places a sheet of paper, or cloth in this instance, on an inked glass surface and spontaneously scrawls out words and images. This technique produces single, unique prints. The artist is required to draw and write in reverse, making the process awkward. The use of stitching in this work connects it to Emin's large-scale blankets and other appliqu├ęd work. When seem from a distance, her art has a child-like simplicity which belies its raw expression and directness.

Tracey Emin is a London based artist internationally known for her autobiographical art.
Read more about her at White Cube.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Brief History of Monoprints and Monotypes

It is brief indeed, but this site has the history of monoprint going back to Hercules Seghers, a seventeenth century Dutch painter and etcher.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Aurobora Press

Stas Orlovski. Sculpture Garden With Birds, 2005. Monotype on handmade Japanese paper, 50" x 38"
Published by Aurobora Press

Aurobora Press is an invitational fine art press located in San Francisco dedicated to the monotype medium.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Artist: T.L. Solien
Title: Innocence Transfigured #3 (1999)
Media: monotype collage
Dimensions: 22 x 30 inches
Fassbender Gallery

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Printmaking is the democratic medium, right? Prints are accessible to the masses because they can be reproduced, and can be available in more than one place at a time. Why make a one-of-a-kind print, a monoprint?