Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Blue Hero Series

'Blue Hero I', Monotype on paper 30x22, $425

'Blue Hero II', Monotype on paper 30x22, $425

'Blue Hero III', Monotype on paper 30x22, $425
If you are interested in purchasing any of the monotypes
please email me at katherine@katherinetreffinger.com

After many months of not creating I was beginning to
wonder if I was an artist anymore. I have had many good
reasons for not being creative, building a bedroom one
of the biggest. My friend and fellow artist, Don Gray asked
me over to his beautiful studio to do monotypes. I believe
he was doing an art 'intervention'. Get this artist creating!

I have not worked with monotypes very much so I am
fumbling my way along. With each monotype I learn more
and get more comfortable with the medium. The approach
is completely different from working with any medium I am
familiar with. Also the creative process is one step removed.
Not only is the art created on a piece of glass and pressed
onto paper, the resulting image is a mirror image of what is
placed on the glass. And then I never know what the ink is
going to do. I like the process as it forces me into the space
of letting go of control, my favorite creative stance.

I am also fumbling along because there is a birth of abstracted
storytelling that I want to express in my my art and I have
no idea how to go about it. This series is helping me find that
expression.

5 comments:

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Wonderful!

Bren said...

fascinating series and concept. glad your friend did an intervention :-)

Katherine said...

Thank you Angela. Bren I am grateful to Don for forcing me to create. Thank you for your positive vote on the series. I excites me to work with this kind of abstract imagery.

annell said...

I've missed you. And I am enjoying the monotypes. It is as it is supposed to be, we have no compass, no map, we must find our own way.

Katherine said...

Annell how wonderful to hear from you and with such wise words!