Construction 2 – abstract collage made with prepared papers – part of series


Collage made with prepared papers on mixed media paper, about 250 gsm. A4 framed to A3 with simple black moulding. Acrylic glazing.


Construction 2 is from a series of collage pieces, all made in early 2022. I tend to work in series, as this offers the best chance to explore ideas of colour and composition.

Graphically, this series is quite simple, especially in comparison to my monotypes. Even so, I can still see common themes coming through. I seem to have developed a liking for stripes, for example. They turn up in many of the monotypes and also in these collages.

The prepared papers are produced by gel printing, then adhered to A4 Mixed Media paper, about 250 gsm.  I  use acrylic medium as the glue. It bonds well with the acrylic paint on the papers and doesn’t dry or go brittle.

The collage is in an A3 frame with a simple black moulding and a plain white mount. For safety and to reduce weight, the frame has acrylic glazing.



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