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Date of Work





Lower right


23 1/2"


17 3/4"


Art & Design Study Collection: Memorial Union Collection




Nistler College of Business and Public Administration

Artist Bio

Sharon Linnehan is an artist and educator. She received her B.F.A. at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN and then went on to complete an M.A. in Art Education at Michigan State University and an M.F.A at the University of North Dakota.

Additional Information

Abstract, non-representational, red, blue

(Following information provided by the artist)

The monotype's title, "Jacqueline's Haven," refers to former UND professor and Chair of the UND Art Department Jackie McElroy's home south of Grand Forks where Sharon Linnehan would occasionally dog sit for McElroy. Linnehan referred to the location as a "haven" due to its slightly remote location, modern design, and large backyard.


A monotype is a print pulled in an edition of one so it is therefore totally unique and can never be replicated again. Usually, it is printed on paper by first painting on a smooth copper or Plexiglas beveled plate with colored etching ink. Next the plate and dampened paper are run through an etching press in order to transfer the ink to the paper and reverse the image. Since an etching press exerts 1,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the print and therefore pushes the ink into the paper the effect of the color is totally different than that of painting directly on paper. In a monotype some of the color appears to recede in space and therefore creates a sense of atmospheric depth which balances out the areas of the image that appear to be closer to the picture plane.


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