Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2009
Ready to Hang
This is one of several monotypes I created, based on a black-and-white painting I did many years ago of two pots. A monotype is a impression on paper painted with a brush on a plate or other flat surface. I used spray bottles of turpenoid, printing ink, toothbrushes, q-tips and old brushes to create the image on a zinc plate. I then ran the plate through a printing press, printing the image on Rives BFK paper. My fascination with the organic, unexpected forms that result from the printmaking process inspired me to create this image.
Craig Moran was born in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia (UVA). He received a fifth-year arts fellowship at UVA, and completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Moran has lived in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as various parts of Virginia. He currently resides in Washington, DC and has a studio in Takoma Park.