Rocky Mountain Memories #81, Dream Lake Trail, Monotype
15.25 x 15
My series of monotypes of the Rocky Mountain trails reflect my physical and visual involvement with the scenery as I hike. I start out with what I see and then interpret it through my emotional involvement with the trail, rocks, trees, scents, time of day… There is an energy in the timeless quality of rhythm that pulsates with my heartbeat as I interact with this magic environment. I use the three-plate monotype process in much the same one as one uses color intaglio, planning and layering the colors to reproduce the energy of the moment. It is my hope that the viewer can experience this feeling vicariously through the vibrant colors and rhythms that I chose to translate the emotions I feel. To me the most satisfying aspects of this process are the immediacy of relating the “in moment experience” and the delight when I pull the print.