Our local Arts Council of Santa Cruz County hosts a silent acution called Hearts for the Arts featuring the work of local artists that benefits the arts education programs annually. Each year, the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County serves over 10,000 kids through SPECTRA and Mariposa’s Art; the funds raised are used to support this program. It's a great cause so I decided to create a piece along their theme of 'Love'.
Eight seprate plexiglass plates were cut, filed and prepared. Using drypoint and carborundum I created heart shapes on the plates. The most interesting effects were created using a monotype process - rolling up a plate then placing paper cut out hearts over the surface. When the plate was run through the press the resulting print showed white hearts with a colorful background. From this print I was able to pull off-sets while the plate was used to create ghost prints.
The Love monoprints are priced at $50 each.
Click here to see a video demonstration of this technique.