"Chroma/Kinesis II" , monotype, 30" x 30", 2014



Chroma Kinesis Series - 2014

The Chroma/Kinesis series is inspired by contemporary classical music. This new series layers the three primary colors as a visual analogy of the layering of melodic lines and motives in music.

The shapes now evoke the generally edgy sounds and dramatic juxtapositions of modernist music, while the linear elements connect the shapes, and give a sense of movement. They also suggest the lines of the staff, as well as the strings of bowed and plucked instruments.

The monotype technique follows my previous work as a painter, giving me the flexibility of creating variations on a theme, rather than consistent editions, and allows me to develop unique prints, using a variety of tools, applying litho and etching inks to plexiglass plates.

30"x30" monotypes printed by Marina Ancona at 10 Grand Press

15"x15" monotypes printed by the artist at the Lower East Side Printshop

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Voices 'Percussion', monotype, 60" x 60", 2009



Voices Monotypes - 2007 to 2011

This group of monotypes was inspired by hearing the blending of voices in Renaissance choral music. The works represent the correspondence between musical harmony and color harmony, where the elements cohere, while still maintaining their individual character. The layering of the three primary colors creates the other hues of the spectrum in various combinations. Variations depend on density and transparency, and the forms express other aspects of music, such as rhythm, texture, and resonance.

All 'Voices' 30"x30" and larger printed by Marina Ancona at 10 Grand Press. Smaller versions printed by the artist at the Lower East Side Print Shop.

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Kinesis 2, monotype, 30" x 30"



Kinesis Monotypes - 2006

The title of this series of monotypes, "Kinesis", refers to the effects of various stimuli in physics such as light, causing the opening and rotation of flowers, or, in the case of music, the flow of air that sets an oboe reed vibrating.

The gestures of the human body in the art of modern dance have also been an inspiration. Aspects of these images suggest a formal connection to the compositional ideas in the "Etudes" series. In addition, they evoke the dynamics of natural forms flowing and unfolding in space, relating to the surge and rhythmic motion of ocean forms in the earlier "Sea Change" series.

The use of black with white creates a strong contrast, lending a more dramatic intensity and vitality to this experience of motion.

Linda Plotkin

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Apparition 61 - Double Orange, collage, 6" x 6"



Apparitions Collages - 2002 to 2005

The title of these small, intimate works refers to the experience of dreaming, a time when images, seemingly random, can be appealing, but more often sinister and disturbing, and combine in unexpected and mysterious ways. Their appearance can be veiled and disguised, with occasional glimpses of pristine clarity. The true meaning is always just out of reach.

Linda Plotkin

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