Xochi Solis is an artist from Texas, who uses layers of many mediums to create one whole piece. Her work includes collaged paintings constructed of paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines of which she then takes through different processes to get various outcomes.
I have been thinking of ways in which i could take my mono printing further but as of yet i haven’t come up with anything substantial. I came across Xochi Solis whilst researching this and found her work to be compelling.
I am very intrigued by the various layers of mixed media, which made me eager to find out the actual processes behind each piece.
Color, texture, and shape are at the forefront of her collages, making them pleasing to the eye. Unbeknown to the onlooker each miss-shaped circles contains a collection of Collagraphs, monotypes, photo lithographs, relief printing and collage and this is what really makes them fascinating.
I would like to use some ideas from Xochi to push my prints further, in particularly mono prints and open screen prints. I am going to play around with a small selection of my work to see what combinations i can come up with.