I love intaglio processes and the collagraph technique I use allows me to contrast subtle changes of colour with pronounced texture. My ‘Megalithic’, collagraphs are inspired by prehistoric rock formations, such as Brimham Rocks, in Yorkshire, and The Cheesewring, in Cornwall. I am trying to portray the monumental magnificence of these forms through balance, texture and subtle colour. The hand cut and shaped plates are made from materials such as plant matter, glues, and carborundum grit coated with varnish. I select three or four plates to create a unique 'assemblage' and ink them with layers of colour. I add in chine colle and rust transfers to create contrast, light and fluidity. Each piece is a one off print, which cannot be recreated. All my prints are mounted with snow white archival mount board, which will not fade, and backed with sturdy card, ready to slip into a frame.
Fabriano printmaking paper, etching ink, gold leaf and mounted with archival mountcard.