Loving shape and form has inspired these latest collographs, forging a path in the abstract world, in a way that fits around how lyrically I do see the world, as a beautiful place with humanity inspired by goodness!
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. This print is no 3 of 4 created, you receive the print in the photograph. 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, 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 printmaking paper,
warm white and lightly textured.
I have printed with a soft sooty black and a lovely warm sand ochre yellow in oilbased etching inks.
I have signed the monoprint on the front, and numbered it 3/4
The papersize is 12" x 14" ( 32cm x36 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 in a feminine way ;o)).
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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