Gary Frederick Brown
I tend to use large diameter rollers to apply an image and often create unforeseeable effects using solvents, compressed air and a multitude of elements I find in my wanderings. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing press. Much of my work was printed on a press, which I invented and built. Often multiple prints can be pulled form a “plate”, though most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing. The prints “pulled” after the first are referred to as “ghost prints” these prints differ greatly from the first print. In much of my work I use monotypes as a base upon which to draw with color pencils and pastels.
Monotyping is a type of printmaking, made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface to produce a unique print.