Monoprints and Monotypes




Artist’s Statement

“Monoprints of Nature and Music”

Thom Wright

My early monotypes are about a visual poetry of nature.  They tell a story in 2D composition that emphasizes the color and textural richness of printing ink and its spontaneous expression.  These qualities have drawn me to this kind of printmaking.  It is a singular approach to working on paper that demands rapid working and responds with unusual freedom.   My ideas come from dreams, my garden and playful explorations of color and design .

Beginning in 2016, my new monotypes concern music, especially jazz. Some elements of my earlier work remain. Each work becomes more personal and a unique object of the playful process of designing, discovering, and manual execution.

Media:  Oil based ink on Rives BFK paper

Sizes:    16″ x 20″ to 20″ x 26″

Dates:   2016 – 2017

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