Hammond created her Rims series of monotypes with master printer Marina Ancona at 10 Grand Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In using this method and materials, she considers “the printing press as a collaborator,” and a circumstance to “set up conditions or situations for accidents, especially around the grommetted holes.” The thick surfaces are created by pressing ink several times, and in not cleaning the plates between pressings, layers of ghosted colors emerge.
Hammond often describes the surfaces of her works as skins and in this context, her use of grommets references bodily orifices at the same time as it adopts the composition of a modernist grid. As Hammond explains, “Grommets have many references: functionality, the possibility of tying down or connecting… They also literally open up the painting surface, alluding to layers or space below.” Hammond is most interested in the way the paint accumulates around the grommets and imbues the works with a sculptural quality. Rims (Dark Blue/Red) (2011) is from Hammond's first group of monotypes, which she conceived of as an "aberrant edition." The versions share the same idea but remain completely unique.