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6 Monotypes


These 6 monotypes You Are Not A Pretty Blue marry technology and analogue, creating a form of wizardry where one cannot exist without the other. They reveal the work of my hand as much as they do of machine.


Water, the resultant marks and stains it makes with the printing ink is something I cannot control, the odd bristle from the brush, trapped in the gluing, edges of paper torn and smudged… what is revealed, what is hidden, what is left…


Aspects of these monotypes mirror the way I am aging and changing – the strong, determined influence of menopause – a disembodiment of sorts from something familiar to a more altered/learned state of mind and body.


And yet, somewhere in here, caught in glimpses, I am still the girl I always feel myself to be.


Viky Garden

December 2019

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