In creating a monoprint I apply ink to the actual body of my subjects using traditional European or Japanese techniques. Nature provides the plate that I interpret by composing, inking, rubbing, and pulling a print. The final rendering resurrects my subjects with color and movement, immortalizing their beauty and inviting viewers to experience new ways of seeing and caring for the natural world. Matthew Monahan
The work of award-winning artist Matthew Monahan is in corporate and public collections, including the Pennsylvania Environment Council Pittsburgh, PA; The Edwin in Chattanooga, TN; and Audrey and Fin & Pear in Nashville, TN. His work has been featured in exhibitions in galleries and arts festivals, including Wanderlinger Gallery and Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN; the Hetzel Gallery in Cleveland, TN; Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA; and the Nature Printing Society Exhibit in Fort Worden, WA.