Produced in Jacksonville, Florida
Creation Date – April 27, 2018
Technique – monoprinting
ART + ALES
#ladiesnight @hyperion_brewing_co #dtjax
In Greek mythology, Hyperion was one of the twelve Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky or Heaven) who, led by Cronus, overthrew their father Uranus and were themselves later overthrown by the Olympians.
It is also the name of a local brewing company here in Jacksonville 🙂
In the first few weeks of April, Hyperion Brewing Co. contacted me about holding a special monoprinting class for their weekly Ladies Night. You know I was interested! Any opportunity to share my love of art and MONOPRINTING with the world! #sendlove
After putting together a quick tutorial for monoprinting and card making, I stopped by for a visit. Not only was the beer delicious (blueberry blonde, yes!), the owner and brewmaster were super friendly! It is one of the only female owned breweries in Jacksonville, and I was pumped to work with such a great group of people.
I anxiously waited another week, and told everyone I could about the event. People really benefit when they have the opportunity to express themselves in different ways. Allowing yourself to exercise your creative side is important; small batch cards is a company that encourages artists of all skill levels to participate and share their own unique perspectives and stories. And that’s exactly what happened…
(mono)Printing is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. My (mono)Prints are one-of-a-kind and are created using the gelli plate with acrylic paints, inks, and dyes. All (mono)Prints are completely original and no two are the same, making them extra special. Print on top of print, layers and layers of beautiful art that can never be replicated. Each lift of the paper off the plate is a new opportunity for art, creativity, and a new perspective.
By the end of the night, everyone around me was smiling, talking, and creating. It was a beautiful thing. It felt like the beginning of something special.
As you look at the cards, notice the similarities and differences in everyone’s work. They all had the same tools, the same instruction, but they all created artwork that is completely unique. Enjoy.