Printmaking is always an experiment and a surprise for me. I like the looseness and the happy accidents that happen when overlaying multiple impressions because the process keeps me in the moment, and it's FUN. Much of my work right now is about revealing and obscuring; different layers, images, feelings. But I don't think too much when I'm printing... the joy is in making, and playing.
Each piece is made with multiple impressions from a Gelli plate. I often make designs/images by cutting things out of paper, placing them on the plate, and spraying the plate with water. The paper cut-outs tend to degrade after a few uses, adding to the uniqueness of every image.
Maura J. Zimmer is an artist and graphic designer based in New England. She creates one-of-a-kind prints using Gelli plates, paper cut-outs, a spray bottle and foam stamps.