Portfolio

Monotypes: A monotype is a one of a kind print. I paint ink on a plate and run it through a hand press. Along the way, I distress the image or otherwise manipulate the ink. My pictures deal with the vexations of making connections of the spirit. The images are representational, but also conceptual and symbolic. I use distressed landscapes as a metaphor for the uncertainties of life, or interiors to express ineffable messages of the heart.

I also do polymer etchings and sketch, and you will see those in a separate portfolio.

Cormorant Place, Monotype 22x30", 2012

Cormorant Place, Monotype 22×30″, 201

Monotypes: A monotype is a one of a kind print. I paint ink on a plate and run it through a hand press. Along the way, I distress the image or otherwise manipulate the ink. I also do polymer etchings and sketch, and you will see those here as well.

 

Joe Higgins Monotypes "Fallen Angel" 2013. The same mylar "character is used in different "roles" in many monotypes of this series.

Joe Higgins Monotypes “Fallen Angel” 2013. The same mylar “character is used in different “roles” in many monotypes of this series.

 

Joe Higgins Monotypes "Eve's Kiss; Eden Burns" 2013. Using color tonalities and repeated shapes to create visual complexity.

Joe Higgins Monotypes “Eve’s Kiss; Eden Burns” 2013. Using color tonalities and repeated shapes to create visual complexity.

 

"Blue Maenad" 2013. A somewhat lost and subdued Maenad.

“Blue Maenad” 2013. A somewhat lost and subdued Maenad.

 

"Blue Ghost". 2013. A "ghost" is a second impression of a monotype plate, usually featuring softer, fainter inks and sometimes with added new elements.

“Blue Ghost”. 2013. A “ghost” is a second impression of a monotype plate, usually featuring softer, fainter inks and sometimes with added new elements.

 

From my latest gallery show at Zip 37. I had been taken with Emily Dickinson's several poems on the subject, but also saw a contemporary commentary in the reversal of roles: it's the man who wears the Hijab in this scenario.

Jacob + Angel, 2013, Monotype, 22×30″ From my latest gallery show at Zip 37. I had been taken with Emily Dickinson’s several poems on the subject, but also saw a contemporary commentary in the reversal of roles: it’s the man who wears the Hijab in this scenario.

 

 

 

 

Room in Remembrance, Monotype 15x21", 2010

Room in Remembrance, Monotype 15×21″, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree House, Monotype 15x21", 2010

Tree House, Monotype 15×21″, 2010

 

 

Immortality, Monotype 15x21", 2011

Immortality, Monotype 15×21″, 2011. From a 2012 gallery show inspired by poetry by Emily Dickinson.

 

 

 

Newcomers, Monotype 15x21", 2011

Newcomers, Monotype 15×21″, 2011

Comments (3)

3 Responses to “Portfolio”

  1. hi Joe, I enjoy your website.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks, Catherine! I’m learning as I go, but enjoying it more and more.

  3. Wendy Booth says:

    This is an awesome portfolio

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