Printmaking > Screenprint Monotypes: Graphite Squares

Green Bunch
screenprint monotype with graphite and washi tape
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Miss Flair
screenprint monotype with papier colle
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Fin
screenprint monotype on Stonehenge paper
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Yellow Top
screenprint monotype, washi tape over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2021
Tiny Black Heart
screenprint monotype over graphite and washi tape
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2021
Yellow Wave
screenprint monotype over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Candy Top
screenprint monotype over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Hidden Sharps
screenprint monotype over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Exoskeleton
screenprint monotype over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Unidentified Craving
screenprint monotype, washi tape over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022
Polished
screenprint monotype over graphite
15 X 15 inches (38.1 cm X 38.1 cm)
2022

Graphite is a crystalline form of the element carbon. I used various kinds of graphite — pencil, liquid, powder — to create the black squares. The lines are screen printed over the graphite.

The lines represent time spent, a way of marking time, moving through life that, in a way, we hope might be orderly and tidy. In reality, though, life is messy and unpredictable.

The graphite is perhaps the void, the unknowable on which our small, yet imporatant, lives take place.