Shadow and Light (new explorations)

In May of 2022 I was invited to participate in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Artists PRINT! Monothon Event 2022. It was held in partnership with the Print Club of Rochester and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT. It was just spectacular, with studio access, talented assistants, food and basic materials provided, a chance to work alongside other invited printmakers, designers, and artists, and most importantly of all—TIME! What a gift it was to work for a week. For those of you not familiar with Monothons, the premise is that there is a lot of experimentation and exploration that takes place alongside other artists and printmakers, resulting in many monoprints/monotypes, all within a relatively short period of time. It is not a time to get hung up on details or make something overly complicated (I just about did that). It culminated with an exhibition and auction, with one print being donated for fundraising purposes and another to become part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT. See more here. Deep gratitude to Eileen Feeney Bushnell and Bob Erickson for making it happen and for inviting me as one of the artists. There were so many talented people to meet and work alongside.

Oh and did I mention we had access to their FAB Lab? I utilized some techniques I was already familiar with but wanted to try some new things, including laser cut relief blocks. Shadow and Light v.3 and v.4 incorporate a laser cut block, created from a rubbing I made from the floor of one of the rooms in the house I photographed in. I enjoy taking elements from the space the figures are occupying and re-incorporating them in a new way.