My newest group of prints is like a trifecta. In horse racing terms a trifecta is a bet placed for first, second and third place. While I’m not a betting person (generally) I thought about the word as I was assembling these prints.
Here’s how it went.
I printed the top monotype first with some additional monotype elements scattered about. Next, I printed the solar plate etching(s) at the bottom. The space in between was saved for a sun print. That was my first, second and third place print assembly. Finally, I added a few more collage elements. The paper size is 30″x22.”
The monotype is a single print from a plate (plexiglass or metal), in this case, metal. The solar plate etching is made using the sun or a light box as a light source to “etch” the image drawn or painted on a coated plate, thus eliminating the use of toxic chemicals. The sun print is also “solar.” Materials are placed on a light sensitive paper, which is exposed to the sun and rinsed off. The image looks like a cyanotype, but no chemicals are used to print the image.
Here are a few prints from this series.
First, the sun print from #1355 “Take Nothing For Granted.”
Next, the entire print, monotype on top, sun print in the middle, solar plate etching on the bottom, plus some collage.
Here is #1357 “Resonance.” There are two solar plate etchings combined in this print.
And, the sun print from “Resonance.”
This is #1358 “Life In The Fast Lane” followed by its sun print.
And, a detail of “Life In The Fast Lane.”
There you have it! My print trifecta!
The entire series will be up on my website www.studio7310.com soon. Stay tuned!