john_schevers
gallery 4 - COLLAGE AND MONOPRINT
  • Explorational Dig 1
    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint
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    16"x20" Collage and Monoprint

CREATIVE PROCESS

The first time I encountered this technique was online looking at different ways of making collage paper. The basic process is as follows. You open up a National Geographic to a double colour page. The citrus concentrate is brushed onto one of the images and then the magazine is closed up again. After a while you open it. By now the citrus has dissolved and mixed the inks from the opposite pages together. I found it interesting, but like everything else, I wanted more. There was no control over the outcome. My solution came after lots of trial and error. Abstract sketches were turned into Mylar cut outs and inserted between the pages. Those cut outs created tiny air space's where the inks did not mix. As a result my images have very strong designs, without losing any spontaneity. Many of them have inspired my larger scale paintings.