I am planning a series of artworks that I imagine as mono prints. It is to explore a serious issue and is an examination of being brave with subject matter. Also, can I realize an idea? I am inspired by Kathe Kollwitz and an artist new to me Marcelle Hanselaar. I have begun researching and working with mono prints at Inverlochy Art School life class. At first it was with an inked plate of perspex in class but at the moment I have found this is just a little to much to cope with. I will work in charcoal which deals with value and has a similar add and subtract element to get into the method. I might even work drawings up fully in this medium to begin with.
I don't want to start with thumbnails and build collected elements. This is too much like illustration, also the reason I chose to work in mono prints. Working them up as stream of thought works will also remove this reference.
Busy drawing, painting, reading and thinking.