Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monothon Month

Zygote Press
Cleveland, Ohio
It's been 20 years since I've used a printing press.
Liz Maugans at Zygote Press invited me to participate in a month-long event making monoprints for the annual Monothon* event.
Here's some of what I did 

I found two small cotton tea towels and affixed fabric circles to the surface of them
and mixed up inks to my own color liking.
and ran them through the press and printed them on Rives BFK 100% cotton rag paper.
this photo: Mary Ann Tipple

This picture is a print. 
Not the actual towels.
Same two towels using a olive green ink

Same 2 towels using a mix of a sick pink.  I cut them out after they were printed, and have done a little stitching, these are paper, not fabric.

I'll take pictures of the final two prints I created for the Holiday Show opening on Dec. 4th and post them.

*Monothon is an annual event at Zygote Press that encourages regional artists to come to Zygote and try their hand at making prints. This year, we welcome artists: Mark Yasenchak,Chris Mauersberger, Dante Rodriguez, Kristin Bly, MarkKeffer, Stephen Yusko, Gadi Zamir, Darius Steward, and Hilary Aurand. A selection of their prints will be exhibited at our OFF THEWALL Holiday show, and sales will benefit Zygote Press.


  1. I love these, makes me want to try a printing press, but it's your stitching that's pulling it all together. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You have just helped me figure out a dilemma! I was working on some soft ground etchings that just were not coming out right and now I have the solution! Collage forms in color onto the black print with stitching! Thank you!

  3. Thank you for your comments Linda and Patricia. I am having a great deal of fun thinking about possibilities and plan to make a HUGE piece this month!

  4. Great to see this process and the finished works Christine... its making me think much more about mono-prints...


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