Collagraph, 21cm x 37cm
Brixton Rec (Brixton Recreation Centre, London)
A collagraph print is made using the intaglio print process from a plate made from a collage. This image of the Brixton Rec was made on a mounting board plate (the remnants of cutting a matt) with the image made from textured wall paper samples, sand paper and packing tape. The lettering and figure was cut from adhesive vinyl. The whole plate is lacquered with polyurethane to seal it before printing in a traditional press using soaked and blotted paper.
The plate, above, has already been printed once, the black ink gives the whole plate a metallic sheen, but is in fact regular mount board and paper.