Satyrs and Nymphs
New Monoprints by Carlton Fletcher


2005 Spring


New Monotypes by
Carlton Fletcher
April 9 - 30

A monotype is made by transferring an ink drawing on copper plate to paper in a press. Only one image is produced, but the vestige of ink on the plate––called the “ghost”––can be used as the basis for another drawing. A day’s work can therefore yield many variations on a theme.

The monotype medium is also conducive to discovery because the solvent used to thin the ink can make it behave unpredictably. It was in fact an entirely unforeseen flow of ink, vaguely reminiscent of a goat’s horn, that started two years of exploration, during which I found out that––unlike the satyrs and nymphs of classical art, who dwell in sylvan glades - modern ones live in a house that looks a little like my own.



Singing Tango 1 Tango 2 Reception Piggyback Picnic in Bed Pool Boxer Shower Painting Nymph Satyr and Nymphs Drunk Bathtub Satyr and Nymph Haircut Reading Home Alone Striding With towel Rubbing Ankle Falling Asleep Turning Out the Light Brushing Wheelchairs Flossing In Bed Armchair Pity Glaring Stepping Out Kissing Sofa Brushing 2 Breakfast With Tea Tray Checkup Remote Morning
   
Singing, 2004
SOLD.

Series of monotypes, 2003-04
images are 6"x 8" or 8"x 6", depending on orientation




Tango I, 2004
SOLD.


Tango 2, 2004


Reception


Piggyback


Picnic in Bed


Pool


Boxer

Series of monotypes, 2003-04
images are 6"x 8" or 8"x 6", depending on orientation

Shower


Painting


Nymph 2003
SOLD.


Satyr and Nymphs


Drunk


Bathtub


Satyr and Nymph


Haircut
SOLD

Series of monotypes, 2003-04
images are 6"x 8" or 8"x 6", depending on orientation

Reading

Home Alone

Striding

With towel


Rubbing Ankle


Falling Asleep

Turning Out the Light

Brushing I

Series of monotypes, 2003-04
images are 6"x 8" or 8"x 6", depending on orientation

Wheelchairs

Flossing

In Bed

Armchair

Pity

Glaring
SOLD

Stepping Out

Series of monotypes, 2003-04
images are 6"x 8" or 8"x 6", depending on orientation

Kissing

Sofa

Brushing 2

Breakfast

With Tea Tray

Checkup

Remote

Morning