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You may remember the Bill of Rights?  Fondly??? Today’s monoprint is from my “Natural History” series of over 100 one-of-a-kind artworks.In the wake of the “Fake News” debacle, I am posting prints from this series. Are the statements true or false? ( last post was oddly, true!). Follow the blog to get the true answers. Art is never the wrong answer.

View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com

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Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site.

12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1.  Each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.


Happy Sunday! I wanted to share another monoprint with you today from the “Natural History” series. Over 100 unique images in the series, and counting. Something fun!  True or False?

NH:Criminal Teapots

“Natural History: Criminal Teapots”

Edition 1/1 Image size 12″ x 18″ Aquatint etching with lino and trace transfer monotyping..

Your Thoughts?  Comment to me and get more of the story. You can purchase this print by contacting me here. Sign up and follow me on this blog. !  More fun to come-Ask me questions about my printmaking practice. I love to share. Will be posting demos.

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NH:BirthControl:aNH:BirthControl:bWell, because there are. I couldn’t decide which way to go with this topic, graphically. Still not sure whether I like either one.

The trace transfer lettering was a little bit smudgy. There’s something about the red oil ink that gets very oily in humidity. Modifying the ink doesn’t always achieve the result I want. You only get one shot at this. No going back, and no way to tell how the transfer is going until you lift off the paper . either, “Voila”, or “1ÓÏÏ•ª˚Ô”.

That is what is so magical and exciting about printmaking. The eureka factor. The happy accident.

Not at all like painting. So direct. So controllable. I spent at least the first 10 years of being a serious artist painting realistically. Then, I realized how much time I was taking on “perfection”.  Which led me back to printmaking.  Love them both. Isn’t it odd that I now make one of a kind prints. There has to be some kind of dark psychology there. Or not.


Uploaded my art video to YouTube.  “Prom” explores social customs/psychological issues/law/culture/sexual exploitation.  Not my usual mode of exploring the universe.    

You can view more of the installation on my website:  Prom -Installation Pictures   The picture below is the “carpet” section on which the Prom dress and mannequin are installed.  Each fetus is a linocut print on colored silk-backed with felt and hand “sutured” with embroidery floss.  The floss is manipulated with acrylic medium to form the points of the “barbed wire” that has trapped the young women of the Prom.

I usually employ humor as a template for investigating the subjects that interest me.  My Natural History monoprint etching series is a prime example.  It comes naturally to me-and is a sneaky, teaching tool!  Once you have them laughing…

This video signals a real departure in my work.  I will explore what is important.  I will not edit my beliefs.

More good news on the project completion front: Today I should finish the first of the four 5 x 7 foot panels of “The Man Who Couldn’t Hear Orange.”   The other panels are coalescing into their final versions.  I will post detail pictures-I don’t have a space large enough, at the moment, to get a full shot of the panels.  This too shall arrive when needed!

Have a creative day!

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