IV/Twelve is an original monotype on paper.
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Most of this print’s imagery 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. V/Twelve, to the left, is a ghost print of IV/Twelve.
I associate each of the Twelve prints with a month. IV/Twelve represents April in southern Ontario, with a pebble-lined pond under a blue sky.