Series :: "A Circle is Cast"
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This series of prints was inspired by the music and the mantra-like lyrics from the CD “A Circle is Cast” performed by the singing group Libana. The cover of the CD states “A Circle is Cast” exudes the joy of singing in community and celebrates the nuances of seasons, the beauty of Mother Earth, the solitude of meditation and the rootedness of ritual.” Some of these pieces are monoprints which means a second printing process was used along with the monotype from the gel plate. In particular you will see the wood grain from plywood which was carved, then inked and printed. This wood grain can give the appearance of water ripples or when vertically oriented, a tree. Some of these pieces also incorporate the use of chine colle’ (collage). Birds were drawn on music paper with colored pencil then collaged on a print during the layering process. Ferns were printed on handmade paper and collaged onto the monotype.