This collection of small monoprints evokes the cycle of change in my Mexican garden. Referencing six common plants, I reworked copper plate drypoints as blossoms curled and shrank over time. Variations in coloured relief spots echo not only the flowers’ original hues, but their changing tones and the brilliant cycle of light throughout the day.
Printed in my studio in Oaxaca Mexico in 2018, Garden Cycle continues my interest in how we recognize aspects of the natural world despite its ephemerality. The final collection of prints presents not perfect botanical specimens, but these holotypes in time, when details of form are obscured and memory of colour and light predominate.
Garden Cycle 19x19cm, drypoint and relief $50.each