Thursday, 10 June 2010
These images are of a collagraph plate I made in my printing elective. In keeping with my need to have contact with natural materials I used fine delicate plant life such as pine needles, dried ammi major and shrub roots to make the plate. I randomly scored, and cut out parts of the plate to bring more context in to the image. I find the plate is sometimes more relevant than the actual print.It is the physicality of the materials,combined with the build up of ink on the plate that interests me. It is the "genuine article". Visually it shows the layers of the process and aesthetically conveys truth and originality.