My work is loosely representational. Recently I have been working on a series of Monoprints and Monotypes. While their appearance is somewhat like a painting on paper, the quality of light can be very different and unique. The creative process can be quite spontaneous, but sometimes a more methodical approach is required. Either way the results can be surprising and almost magical. Some of my most recent Monoprints are actually Monotypes, as I am using a repeatable matrix. Using photographic images of interiors or architectural elements, I have created plates using "Image On" film. I then print these plates with a second and sometimes a third plate (a process known as multiple drops). This process allows me to incorporate my drawings or other ‘chine colle’ elements, explore an endless variety of interpretations of the ‘mood’ of the original photograph, and insure that each Monotype is unique. I continue to be fascinated by the textures and the innate perspective present in photographs. I am also enthusiastic about exploring the many variations that are possible when combining these elements with the unique techniques of monoprints, monotypes, graphic mark making, painting and collage (or chine colle). Cindy Miracle, January 2017
Cindy Miracle holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate School. She has taught courses in Fine Arts in numerous institutions, including San Jose State, De Anza Junior College, and The Gale Laurence Studio in San Francisco. Her artwork has been on exhibit in galleries and museums throughout the country, including the Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian, Purdue University, Weber State College, Linhearst Gallery, USC, Barnsdale Park Art Gallery and Artspace in Los Angeles, and Cameraworks in San Francisco.
Working in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, casein, watercolor, encaustic, pen and ink, soft pastel and more recently exploring water soluble printmaking inks, she continues to explore new ways to use and combine a variety of mediums. She works and also teaches classes in her studio in Woodacre. All artwork is available for viewing at both her studio in Sausalito (at the ICB), or her studio in Woodacre.