The Inkstone monoprints are a tribute to my parents. I have my father's inkstone and ink stick. My mother gave me the fine brushes she loved to acquire. For the Inkstone series an underlying relief print was made from antique printing blocks, then drawn over with ink and brush, watercolor crayon, Chinese ink stick, water soluble graphite pencil, and stencil lettering. The Chinese character is our last name, Shen, printed from a polymer plate. The red seal is my own, a gift from my friend, the artist Bangjing Sun.