The trees in this series of monoprint collagraphs, are dedicated to music, the music the wind makes in the branches, the birdsong, the natural sounds that form the most magnificent symphony of sounds and to the composers in the world that try to catch those sounds.
on rainy Sundays I love to play around with collagraphs and mono prints, this is a collagraph, that means that I have created my "ingredients" to be inked up in various materials. I only print a few, and they vary so much, that they become mono prints. As I ink very loosely the colors vary, and can not be reproduced, and the placement of the elements is also done on a mono print basis. I tend to at most make 4 - 5 prints from the collagraph plate/s, as their purpose is to be very creative and not as process bound as my etchings and linocuts.
My collagraph elements are made from cardboard pieces, I add tape, glue, scratch and cut lines, let the plate dry and then I shellack it so it takes the ink nicely. As the cardboard is fragile,it does not make many prints, something that I as a printmaker also find very relaxing.
I ink up all the separate pieces and put the first ones on the press, I then keep adding in several pulls through the press, getting the overlap that is such a big part of this kind of printing.
I have printed my collagraph monoprint on heavy weight watercolor paper,
white and lightly textured.
I have printed with a soft sooty black in oilbased etching inks.
I have signed the monoprint on the front, and numbered it 1/1
The papersize is 11" x 16.5" ( 28cm x42 cm ) and I have printed it with a nice surround free, so it frames easily. You can make quite a large piece out of this print with the right mat and frame as it is strong and quite masculine.
I ship from my studio in Denmark, wrapped so it arrives safely to you, just say if you would like gift wrap!
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interior photo courtsey of Created by Chevanon -
card board, glue, tape, shellack, printmaking inks, watercolor paper, etching press, artists skill and imagination