Combining a love of photography, painting and printmaking, I create one-of-a-kind prints known as monotypes and monoprints.
In my ongoing project ‘Not My Child, Not Your Child’, I consider the subject of war and a mother’s sorrow. Born in response to the military recruiting materials sent to my teenage sons, I began scanning, deconstructing, manipulating, and reconstructing pamphlets and letters to develop imagery that alters their original message.
While my children are now grown, I continue to be captivated by this theme. I alternate my focus from this ongoing body of work with prints inspired by nature, always in search of beauty and a sense of mystery.
Marilyn Sherman graduated from Bard College with a concentration in Painting and created her first monotypes while studying there with Matt Phillips. Years later, she rediscovered her love of printmaking at the School at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and deCordova Museum School.
Sherman is a former president of Full Tilt Print Studio, a member of The Boston Printmakers, and former treasurer of the Monotype Guild of New England. Her prints are shown widely and are in the collections of the Boston Public Library and Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.