"Morning Mist" Inkscape Series, Monotype Print, Cold Embossed 20x30 inche on Arnhem 1618 archival printmaking paper.

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When I was a kid, I’d spend weeks out of my summer vacation with my Mamaw & Papa in Foxworth, Mississippi. There, out in the countryside, were acres of forest and field with ponds and lakes bordering the Pearl River on one side. This scene is remittent of those misty mornings on the lake, when the dew is still wet on the grass and the sun has yet to fully rise. These were peaceful moments. Fleeting and temporary, but indelible. 

The Inkscapes are a series of monotype prints, depicting scenes and etherial landscapes as viewed through a cellular matrix or frames. Monotypes are basically single prints made by applying and removing ink on glass and then pressing the paper onto the image. Pressing can be done with a roller (etching) press or by hand. Multiple applications of ink or impressions may be made to achieve multiple colors, tonal or textural qualities, but you only get one. One shot. One print. One single image. Sort of like life, right?