June 2006: CA Michel

CA Michel had the opportunity to work with Itchiku Kubato, one of Japan's most famous kimono makers during her undergraduate years at California State University, Fullerton. She never forgot this experience and revisited it in print making.   Michel's past work has explored women's issues, and her instinct was to use the kimono image and its inseparable connection to women.  The kimono as a representational image provided her with a rich opportunity to explore print making.  She chose monoprinting as her media because of its direct approach and unique results.  Incorporating the collagraphic technique of using cut-outs on a plate, she creates a print that is uniquely different and original, as no two prints are alike.