Night of the Shooting Stars

Creating art tends to be a solitary practice which is why I am so grateful for feedback. In 2019, I created a monotype using the subtractive method where ink is applied onto a metal plate and then selectively removed to create an image. The resulting one-of-a-kind work on paper had a dreamy otherworldly quality enhanced by the glowing body of water and strange phosphorescent blobs. The name was a no-brainer but I hesitated to add "Night of the ShootingStars" to my online gallery thinking it was too subtle to resonate with people.

Still, the starlit image keeps appealing to me so I decided to enter "Night of the Shooting Stars" into a juried competition and to my delight was just notified that it won third place at the Medford Arts Center's "2021 Small Works Exhibition and Sale"! Awards aren't everything but it really helps to get official validation especially from a respected juror who 'gets' your artwork and on that note: Yippee!!!

"Night of the Shooting Stars"
Monotype on Strathmore Paper
18"x14" Framed