Photo Credit: Sharon Baker
A collaged etching and woodcut with cotton thread and buttons attached. One of a series of 40 print collages containing images with a personal significance sourced from the artist’s sketchbooks. The prints were created from four photo-etched plates and printed using different colour combinations and a woodblock plate. Each print is unique but contains shared elements repeated in different arrangements including photographs of a lighthouse and three windows, typography and phrases of text, the page of a book and a fragment from an album cover. All feature the image of a dried flower-head of a plant; in some prints the image is reversed. The prints have been re-arranged through a collage technique where images on different pieces of paper are attached by sewing them together using cotton and a sewing machine. They have been further developed by attaching hand sewn buttons to introduce different textures and colour accents, blurring the boundaries between printmaking and textile techniques.
44cm x 29.5cm
photo etching, woodcut, cotton thread, buttons, paper