Daybreak #4Regular price $1,400.00 USD
Series: Monoprint/Monotype Invitational 2022
Medium: Monoprint with stencils
Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (Image) 25 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches (Sheet)
Signature: Artist's stamp
Artist details: Japanese, 1963
Date finished: 2018
"Since I was introduced by a friend to the idea of using sintra board for printmaking, I have been exploring the range of techniques and possibilities this material provides to expand my portfolio of tools for printmaking. The current work was made using two sintra boards, adding layered adhesive sheets and sandpaper cuts to make a collagraph that is enhanced by adding lines with a sharp tool as drypoint. After running the plate through the press two times, I added inked stencils to complete the composition (running it through the press an additional two times). The more often the plate is run through the press, the more it deteriorates – an effect that causes the plate tone to become uneven. As the plate evolves, I sometimes cut out part of the adhesive sheet shapes and sometimes add more shapes to change the pattern. I like that the plate never stays the same. The evolution creates ambiguity and potential, stretching the material and the techniques needed to tame it, in a way that is endlessly exciting."