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Monochromatic art refers to artistic compositions that predominantly use a single color or variations of a single hue. This approach emphasizes the interplay of tones, shades, and tints within that color, creating a sense of visual harmony and depth. Monochromatic art often relies on contrasts in value and saturation to evoke emotions, convey messages, and highlight the nuances of the chosen color.

My deep exploration into this began with my discovery of black gesso as I began graduate school. I loved the flat matte effect of it, especially on wood. It also highlighted my bold strokes in white or grey, strengthening the message. Some flesh tones began emerging as I merged my figurative interests with this newer palette.

"6 Killings", Collage and Paint on board, 20 x 16, 1987

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