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The huge storm that hit New York prevented Susan Hambleton from getting in on the 28th, so finally, on the 1st day of the New Year, she made it into Steamboat! Since the project has been cut a little short, Sue of course has been "cracking her whip!" (as Susan likes to tease) and we have all been working steadily since her arrival.
Susan has been working on a series using watercolor and oil monotypes and adding elements with collage. It is fascinating to watch her decision-making process as she plucks, cuts, and arranges the perfect pieces from a large assortment of various images (on public domain) that she researched and located at the New York Public Library. The pieces are photocopies which we then digitally printed onto acetate sheets, making them transparent and perfect for layering over her monotype prints. The dialogue that emerges between these collage pieces and their hand-painted monotyped environs are what makes this work so intriguing and beautiful.