Understates is a series of monoprints that explore the relationship between a shifting inner experience and a deliberate or conscious outward expression. Here, the gradients represent transition and blur distinction, while overprinted black layers attempt to give form to the underlying color field.
Creating analog gradients is a somewhat predictable process but it isn't apparent how the colors will interact until you see the first proof. Each subsequent print will be slightly different (and therefore unique) as the colors continually mix and the ink transitions increasingly unite. This aspect of the process introduces an element of chance into the experience and resulting prints.
Understates is comprised of eight 10x13" monoprints. Printed on 180#C Crane's Lettra (Pearl White).
Three pieces from Understates were acquired by the City of Portland’s Portable Works Public Art Collection.