WENDY MOROSOFF SMITH "WATER'S EDGE" 2008
Wendy Morosoff Smith had a successful career as a graphic designer before becoming an artist. After a trip to Florence, Italy to study printmaking at the Santa Reparata studio in 1990, she gradually devoted herself to her artistic practice. The horizon is major and reoccurring theme in Wendy’s work. As she explains “The horizon is the place where the land kisses the sky, the meeting of the heavens and the earth, the threshold of the physical and the spiritual. It has also become for me, a metaphor for time. Like the future, the horizon is always just ahead and beyond, an illusion really, and never attainable, for as we approach it, it moves forward and pulls us along with it. It is this mystery, this invisible force, that I strive to express in my art.”
Wendy’s watercolor monotypes are created by painting onto a plexiglass plate and then transferring the image to paper through the aid of a hand pulled press. As you can only pull one print from the plate, each piece is unique. The earliest known monotypes were made by the Italian artist Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione as early as 1640. Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Jasper Johns are a few of the many artists who also work in this medium.
This work is available for purchase unframed.
Additional images available on request. Questions about this artwork? Contact us.
Additional images available on request.
Questions about this artwork? Contact us.Monotype, unique
30” x 23”