Rencontre de M&M I, Monotype and Collagraph
18 x 26
This print is from series “Borrowing from the Masters”
Artists are thought-generators, transformers, conduits, and amplifiers. They transmit ideas to unsuspecting viewers. It is my goal to perpetrate images that excite yet create reminiscence to engage the mind. We artists borrow images, or techniques, or manipulation of media from one another. It is stimulating and almost customary.
The Masters have given us a legacy to learn from. Artists can use information in subtle ways so as the viewer is almost unaware; or their loan can be quite blatant. I believe that being transparent in my approach gives permission to expand, change, and rearrange as if I was playing directly with the Master himself. This piece borrows technically from Matisse using spray paint, and shapes from his collages and figure painting as collagraph and solar plates.