Joel Janowitz

Joel Janowitz

Cambridge, MA
Beach Stairway a/b, Monotype
18 x 26

I used viscosity printing to create the monotype “Beach Stairway a/b.” Painting the light green of the water and foreground with a very loose, oily ink, I then rolled stickier inks over these areas. The sticky ink slid over the slippery surface of the oily ink and adhered only where I had not painted — the stairway railing and the foreground sand. Crispness of edges, a blend of colors suggesting movement, and an emphasis on negative shapes are all characteristic of this process. Wonderful surprises resulted from the complex interactions amongst the inks.