I created the original monotype print #170 on 22 November 2010. I began by applying a thin layer of relatively clear tacky substance to the surface of the entire plate with a brayer [roller]. Then I drew on the plate with oil pastel sticks, applied swaths of ink with a brayer [roller], and drew on the plate with mounting-board tabs. Each gesture seemed oddly deliberate and spontaneous at the same time.
This piece is a fine companion to print #175.