Carew loves monotype printing—drawing an image in ink or paint on a sheet of glass, then passing it through a printer—because the art form encourages spontaneity. “It allows me a certain amount of freedom to explore and just be in the moment. And each monotype is one of a kind,” says Carew, a Cambridge-based artist and 2005 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Carew says her dreamy imagery is inspired by the cosmos (“I think we’re all made of stardust”) and the improvisational nature of her favorite musical genre: jazz. She tries to craft each print so that it conveys movement, joy, and healing. “I hope that when people look at my work, it piques their interest and they want to keep coming back to it.”

Now showing at Northeastern Crossing at International Village.