Untitled Black Collage

Monotype Collage on Black Rives
30 x 22.5 inches

This is an experimental print about ecosystems. It's a metaphor for our deeply interconnected relationship to nature, and the many possibilities that exist for our future. This piece was created from shapes that were cut from my monotype color library, each arranged into a unique composition. The process began with the printing of the full monotype sheets in a range of colors. The sheets were then cut down into stylized parts and collaged onto black Rives paper. Many of my print editions in 2015, including this one, were inspired by Henri Matisse’s cut outs. Upon stumbling into an exhibit of his work in New York, I was deeply moved by his approach to creating color sheets and cutting them into unique compositions.