By Julia Bethmann
- Media: Printmaking
- Additional information about the media used in the work: Transfer Monotype
- Framed Size (height x width): 15" x 15"
Julia is a mixed media artist working in printmaking and painting. The Universe Series of circular monotypes are made using layers of Cold Wax medium mixed with oil paint. Cold Wax provides the oil paint with body and allows for a resist effect between layers of color. The pieces are printed in the transfer monotype method, painting the ink onto a glass surface and using a barren to make the print, one color at a time.
The circular shape is meaningful throughout history in spiritual iconography. In 2019 I also explored this shape specifically through a mixed media labyrinth project. More about this project is shared on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQtI3_CK_M&t=46s