About this Artwork
This monotype is part of a series inspired by thoughts and emotional responses to the color and geometry of the architecture of Umbria, Italy.
It was created with Master Printer Taka Maruno at The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in the winter of 2013.
In the background layer, Gourlay was exploring different viscosities in the ink combined with a range of densities of color and shape with the foreground layer.
She likes the immediacy and experimental quality of monotypes, in addition to the element of surprise.
About the Artist
Elizabeth Gourlay is an American abstract artist whose work emerges from a progressive process of layering colour, lines and forms, informed both by inner emotional states and her observation of nature and architecture. She lives and works in Chester (CT).