Harry Frank

 

I'm interested in images inspired by myth, dreams and the unconscious. My most successful images often suggest something dreamt or partially remembered. Monotypes are for me, the perfect medium for this expression. Like sleep, they often begin in the darkness (of black ink) and like dreams, reveal themselves in their own time. The oily viscous ink is very alive & responsive to the touch. Once it  has been rolled onto a piece of plexiglass, every mark made, every nuance is recorded. As daunting as this may have been at first, it also demands a kind of gestural boldness. Once an image is complete, it is transferred to a piece of paper by running it  through a press. This is the moment of Alchemy. Transformation. Magic. Revelation.

 

 

 

" I think that in any art, you don't know in advance what you want to say. It's revealed as you say it. You have to work and look and change and suddenly, there it is! And this is the great miracle of art. It's revelation, rather than illustration. It's a document, not of the physical world but of the spiritual."

                                                                                            Aaron Siskind 1970

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