Laura Wilson Hill
My monotypes are about manipulating the familiar, playing with color and form, and shifting perspective.
I often choose organic subjects, such as flowers and leaves, which invite me to work with their structure and design.
I’m motivated by the unexpected and enjoy pushing the printing process to places where I am not quite certain of the outcome.
When I start a print, I deconstruct or rearrange my subject matter to create a composition on a plate. I ink my plate with a color by rolling, painting, or drawing onto it.
Each time I run it through the press I am adding more color and or images until I reach my desired design.
Sometimes as the positive and negative spaces emerge, I am inspired to explore a new direction with my work.