A new series of monoprints has been inspired by an upcoming show “Art is for the Birds” at the Deer Path Art Gallery in Lake Forest, Illinois.
I was looking at the bird paintings I’ve done in the past and at the many figurative paintings I’ve done in the past year and wanted to put the two ideas together.
I liked the absurdity of the presence of a bird on top of someone’s head, as if it was an every day thing. The silliness of it makes me smile. Doing this series in monoprint/collage/watercolor allowed the dirtiness of the monoprint process plus the brightness of the watercolor and collage papers. All together I think the effect heightens out the absurdity of the image itself.