This series of Monotypes are a deconstruction of original works and created by simplifying the work down to its primary visual components and then adding or removing elements to create a series of unique prints. Some of the pieces incorporate etching and intricately cut paper. Known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a Monotype is essentially a printed painting. Each piece is unique hence the prefix Mono. I like the unpredictability of this process. As etching ink is a fairly unmanageable substance it is hard to achieve the intended effect. If the ink is applied too thick, it will spread from the pressure when printed. If too thin, it wont show up at all. This leads to many surprises which is what makes this process so exciting.