Shiny Object monoprints are made using paper for a matrix with pigmented beeswax as ink. The hand made papers I cut my matrices from have many variations on each sheet. These variations are considered to be part of the theme of the series. Possibilities for random changes in course of making these prints are infinite, much like the changes in the Death Star over the course of the Star Wars science-fiction franchise of films. Some echo of pattern and shape of each paper plate will always be present in each print of the series. The special effects from ultra-concentrated metallic paints allow a secondary halo color to appear while printing. These halos emanate from the metallic lines and solid areas and remind me of barbed wire encircling a globe struggling to survive.
 
The Death Star in the STAR WARS science-fiction franchise created by George Lucas was the Empire’s ultimate weapon: a moon-sized space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet. But the Emperor and Imperial officers like Grand Moff Tarkin underestimated the tenacity of the Rebel Alliance, who refused to bow to this technological terror…
 
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