My monotype work is created through a layering of multiple PETG plates, painted with intaglio inks instead of oil paint for archival reasons. I often rotate the plate, creating an interplay of layered textures and marks that weave through each other like the interstices of fabric to reach the final image. I run these impressions through a large Conrad Machine Co. monoprint press. Each monotype is one-of-a-kind. A more apt description of the process would be to call the images transfer paintings.
Monotypes, which constitute most of my transfer paintings, are truly a unique combination of layered impressions, each applied with multiple separate plates. A monotype is not part of a series, it is unique. When the painting is numbered 1 over 1, it is only to identify the work as one-of-a-kind.
Monoprints, which I create on very rare occasion, use a matrix image repeatedly that is built upon with further plate impressions that differ from the initial matrix image. A monoprint impression is numbered as part of a run, or series, such as 1 of 6.