Though he has engaged with a variety of mediums―watercolor, photography, sculpture―Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini (born 1959) has devoted the past several years to the creation of monotypes. He selects leaves, flowers and branches for their distinctive shapes and textures and places them on an inked metal plate. He then lays a large sheet of paper over the plate so that the botanical compositions are transferred onto the page. The result is a large-scale monotype print that immerses the viewer in the minute details of a plant’s anatomy.
Exquisite monotypes celebrating the beauty of plants by transforming them into inky abstractions.