Creating a mono print painting is an exhilarating process. I typically begin with a specific idea and composition, ink the plate with a close representation of that idea, and press the first print. Sometimes that first print is a keeper, but more often than not it’s the jumping off point to “let go” and allow creativity and instinct into the process. The addition and removal of texture, color, shape, or value for each subsequent print renders a unique piece of artwork that when displayed together presents a metamorphic view of the creative process. For me, no other art form lends itself more to the creative process or brings more joy.