Mixed Media Collage Monotypes
February 01, 2023
For the last month, I've been working on a new series of mixed media collage monotypes. (That's a mouthful.) You can see all twelve on my painting wall:
Each artwork is approximately 12" x 14".
So...what is a mixed media collage monotype? Let me break it down for you (these are my own definitions):
- Mixed Media Collage: Artwork comprised of multiple glued layers, in which a wide variety of mediums are used. Collage papers are sometimes, but not always, decorated by the artist before being incorporated into the artwork. Common media choices include paint and a variety of drawing utensils.
- Monotype: One-of-a-kind print, as opposed to a monoprint, which is usually printed in a series. For instance, a print made from a stamp, is usually considered a monoprint. A gelatin print is usually considered a monotype.
Based on the explanation, you can see that the artwork is a mashup of two things I love to do: mixed media collage and gelatin printing. Here's a closer look at each piece, as well as a look at it in situ:
Working in a series is a great way to visually work out an idea. You can see that I'm working with a group of colors, a group of shapes, a set of techniques, and a particular aesthetic. So all twelve pieces hold together as a group, but they also each work as individual pieces of art.
After completing these pieces, I do feel that I'm closer to the realization of my original concept. But I know that I have further to go. So you can expect to see more of these mixed media collage monotypes!
If you're interested in diving deeper into the behind-the-scenes creation of these twelve pieces, January's Studio Vlog for Maker & Super Learner Members is all about it!
Thanks for stopping by!