This wonderful example of one of the simplest print techniques, trace monotype, by Barbara Nohinek, reveals the influence of science and her previous background in medicine. She has drawn a vaguely familiar form; an aquatic creature, or some microscopic being? Simply put, the trace monotype process is a drawing done through the back of paper onto the surface of an inked plate, which then picks up the marks of the artist. In this instance, the print also shows the rubbing of her arm as the artist drew the image, which resulted in a pale plate tone around the subject. There are multiple layers of other plates as well on the print.
16 x 20 inches