Starlings of Fort Mason

In 2005, I was working with a group of printmakers at facilities in Fort Mason, on San Francisco’s waterfront. I’d planned to restrict myself to black monotypes, and while walking along the water deliberating about subject matter, I began to notice the fearless little black birds that bopped around the piers and parking lots. They’d allow me to come fairly close to get quick sketches, and I took photos to bring back into the studio to work up the prints.

The graphic black birds lent themselves nicely to the subtractive medium of monotyping.

All work in this series:
8″ x 10″

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