This print is part of the Par Avion Project, a collaborative printmaking and art project which is on its way to Strasbourg, France. This is stage II of the print. It began as an ink drawing created by Wicky which I added to with a variety of printmaking techniques. After looking at the print for a long time I created a monotype with very transparent ink. Then I worked on a line drawing which I translated into a lithograph. Finally I added a woodcut to the print. I responded to the original black ink structure I had to work with. The print is currently on its way back to Strasbourg where it will be completed by Wicky. At the same time I am waiting to see the return of the print I originated. Stage III will invole my final printing and title. All the finished artwork will hang in an exhibition in November 2012 in Strasbourg, France. Prior to that, beginning on June 7, there will also be an exhibition of half of the prints at the French Cultural Center sponsored by the Boston-Strasbourg Sister City Association.
Par Avion was a fantastic opportunity to stretch artistic thinking, it was a challenge to work on and with someone with only visual communication. I loved the process!