Michael David

Michael David

Boston, MA
Small Street, Monotype
23 x18

“Small Street” is a monotype printed in 2003.

My monotype technique is fairly simple and straightforward. I work on a zinc plate with etching ink that has been mixed with plate oil. I usually work in a subtractive method by first covering the plate with a thin roll of ink and then wiping away the ink with tools such as Q-tips and rags. The paper is usually a soft-white Arches that is dampened before passing thru the press. Although my images appear to be based on observation or photographs, they are not. I prefer to work from my imagination and memory.