The various light falling upon a fern

These are gelatin monoprints. The printmaking is made on a block of gelatin using printing ink. Monoprints are one of a kind. They cannot be reproduced because they are not made on a base that doesn’t change like woodblock, or even linoleum blocks (the gelatin starts breaking down within a couple of hours of use). The originality is what I love about this style of printmaking. There is a magic that can only happen once through each creation.

Each fern is found in a different light. The first is the light of the coming day: the quiet perspective found before sound or thougt penetrates the quiet of the mind. Second is the light of death and the ghost image we leave on each other’s minds after we pass on from here. The third is under the light of the moon: calm, peaceful, quiet.

Rising fern

Rising fern

Ghost fern

Ghost fern

Monnlit fern

Moonlit fern

Each of these prints are matted, framed, and ready to hang in my upcoming show at the Terrace Art Gallery. Opening night is March 6, 2009 if you are anywhere near the area.

peace,
harold

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