Meditation on a Late Summer Pond
I like the little journeys I take in the middle of the week. There seems to be more space and time to think in between Tuesday and Thursday. I notice more details and the space between hours seems longer and more relaxing. Sometimes new ideas present themselves in the middle of a lazy ripple on a pond. I always expect to see fireflies on Wednesday. These monotypes are bits of thoughts collected onto Washi Paper using hot beeswax, powdered pigment and tree resin. They are scraps from a nice wander around my area. Not too deep; not too lengthy; just moments captured and shared in these organic bits of paper mounted on wood.
Encaustic Monotypes differ from traditional Monoprints. Encaustic Monotypes are hot wax encaustic images painted onto a heated metal plate and then transferred onto paper. There is only one print – no engraved plate is made, so these prints are always one of a kind: never repeated.
Monoprints are single prints from engraved plates and could be repeated.
My monotypes are on Japanese Washi paper. I create an image with beeswax, damar (tree resin) and pigment on a heated plate. Each print may have multiple layers – created by painting multiple unique images and printing/overprinting on the paper until the desired image is achieved.