I take a recognizable form, shape or object and sometimes an experience. Through a process of accidental and intentional marks I transform what I started with. A piece is finished when there is a certain balance. But I also recognize parts of my piece that are not balanced and are not complete, only suggestive. Many layers of ink application comprise each piece. This is the beauty of the process. Each monotype has its own history.
Doris Madsen studied studio art at Smith College. She received a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College and pursued a career as a librarian. She has been a studio member of Zea Mays Printmaking since 2006 where she has studied with the core faculty of the studio. Doris has exhibited locally and out of the Pioneer Valley in group shows of Zea Mays Printmaking. She is a creative member of Easthampton City Arts+ as well as a longtime volunteer in the organization.