What is a monotype?

I create a monotype by inking and wiping directly onto an acrylic plate that's covered in a thin layer of ink.  No pre-drawing, marking out, nothing!  When I'm happy with the plate I run it through the etching press to create the print.  I love the unpredictability of this type of printmaking.

'ghost' plate

Limited Editions

When creating a monotype, there will only ever be one print and possibily one 'ghost' print (a paler print than the first). The plate is then washed clean.