This is a proof print from a collagraph plate made some time ago, that I have just returned to. I made it after visiting the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at the Tate in London. I’ve made a couple of coloured versions, but nothing so far has worked out, and I still prefer the proof! One option might be to add collage elements, but I really wanted to interpret his work, not replicate it. I think I shall add some texture to the area surrounding the two main elements in order to increase the density of ink. I will probably do that with carborundum.
A collagraph print called ‘Upper Teesdale’. It is part of a series of prints evoking memories of landscapes and places experienced in the past. These formed the core of a show called ‘The Landscape of Memory’ that I self curated at the Black Swan Art Centre in Frome. It has not been produced as an edition, each print being treated as a monoprint.