Drawing on Memory
I started to explore monotypes in 1984 and began to work at Open Studio, Toronto. Initially I created images from my imagination or used drawings and photo as stimulus to see what I could do with the medium. I returned ten years later to Open Studio to work on the series below. I was interested in exploring my own unresolved issues around family and relationships in general. I used Eadweard Muybridge’s figure in motion as my resource and worked on a variety of surfaces, zinc, copper, plexiglass, and aluminum. The mark making tools ranged from large rollers to q-tips,fingers and rags. Some of these prints employed overlapping ghosts images and collage elements.