At the outset of his residency, Mark Eanes began by referencing his work with vessel forms that were set as the central components of his monotypes published at Aurobora Press. Passing the inked plates through the press numerous times, scratching plates with drypoint tools and printing these marks, Eanes took these results as an initial departure for creating his compositions. Eanes then hand worked each print with crusty applications of ink and gesso. Each additional process allowed the monotype to accumulate a history. Some unfinished works were cut out and saved only to be attached to other fragments that in the end constituted a single composition. Other prints retained their own powerful integrity and were later embellished by the artist. These works on paper are closely related to Eanes’ paintings, with their heavy application of inks, underlying skeletal drawing, and deft color blending.