2015 » Stele

K.J. Schumacher

Jan 2016
oil based ink on paper
9'' x 12''

The monotype is generated from broken and discarded acrylic plates from the printing studio in the school where I taught for the last 7 years (Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN). I’m using a primary color scheme and offsetting subsequent prints to build the image and produce a more three dimensional effect, underscoring the objectification of the acrylic plates. I make a distinction with these works; this is not using the plates to make a mark, rather it is using ink to record the found objects (plates). I also chose primary colors to underscore the notion of “building an image” as well as a way to refer back to my former teaching studio.