I titled this study Pompeii after I pulled it and realized much of the ink application had been light, thin and allowed to tack up too long, creating this sparse ghost like image with a lot of the white of the paper taking over. The image said to me, “decay in situ”, and volcanos had been on my mind earlier today for some reason. The heavier gauge stonehenge printmaking paper doesn’t absorb water as quickly and has to be soaked for a longer period as well.

larger detail after the jump.

Tom Bennett


Pompeii, 2010, monotype, 28″ x 18″



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