La Casa de Asterion

Asterion, Monoprint, 27.5 x 20.25 in.
The  rust prints I have been working on inspire me to make simpler compositions when printing with the etching press.

I am experimenting again with printing dry pigments into ink made heavy with Setswell Compound and Burnt Plate Oil.  I enjoy the rich play of complimentary colors and the textural results when I throw chunky pigments into the ink.

At left is my Monoprint, newly completed, for submission to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, June 16-24, 2012.

It is named Asterion and is inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s wonderful short story, La Casa de AsteriĆ³n and is of course about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.


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