I/Twelve is an original monotype with chine collé on paper.
Most of I/Twelve comes from a drawing I made with water-soluble crayons on a Plexiglas plate. Sending the plate through a press with a moistened piece of paper activates the crayons and transfers the drawing to the paper.
If I draw heavily, I can usually get three prints from one drawing. Anything printed after the first print is called a ghost print, because the image lightens with each printing. Both III/Twelve (to the left) and II/Twelve (to the right) are ghost prints of I/Twelve.
For I/Twelve, I spread adhesive over a piece of kinwashi paper (a thin asian paper with fibers scattered over it) and aligned it to my printing plate, sticky side up. I then placed the monotype on top and ran the pile through a press.
I associate each of the Twelve prints with a month. I/Twelve represents January in southern Ontario, with the wintery yellows, blues, and greens of the fields on a clear day.