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framed dimension: 35.75 x 28 in.
A monotype plate has no permanent marks whatsoever. The artist paints an image directly onto the plate and then prints that plate onto paper. This process is closest to painting with the extra step creating a mirror image of the painting on the plate. Artists who might otherwise paint directly onto paper or canvas, choose this technique since the mirror effect and the slight uncertainty of how much paint will transfer introduce an element of chance and play into the artwork’s creation.
From MoMA: Chine collé - A technique, used in conjunction with printmaking processes such as etching or lithography, that results in a two-layered paper support: a tissue-thin paper, cut to the size of the printing plate, and a larger, thicker support paper below. Both the tissue and the support sheet are placed on top of the inked plate and run together through the printing press, sometimes with a thin layer of adhesive between them to reinforce the bond produced through the pressure of the press. The process creates a subtle, delicate backdrop to the printed image. Chine is the French word for China, referring to the fact that the thin paper originally used with this technique was imported from China. In addition to China, paper was also imported from India or Japan. Collé is the French word for "glued."