Configuration of Four Elements, Site 1, 12:05 PM

Configuration of Four Elements, Site 1, a monoprint by Thomas Strich

 For a number of years, Thomas Strich has used monoprinting to generate images. This image employs a monoprint for the background. The tripod-based landscape instruments were added with a second printing of engravings. The whole image was then hand-embellished with drawing, added colors, and chine colle. It was completed in 2001. This image was produced in collaboration of the Armstrong-Prior print studio.

Range of Circumstances


Range of Circumstances, a monoprint by Thomas Strich

Tom has created many monoprint maps over the years. He starts by manipulating inks on a plate to create a monoprinted background of textures. He then adds drawn,  painted, and applied elements to transform the abstract surface into a labelled map. Each map is unique. The maps make a metaphorical connection between elements of landscape and elements of the human psyche. The exact meaning of each map is open to interpretation by the viewer. This map is from 1998.