Collagraph printing is a really versatile printing process in which a textured plate is inked up and put through a press. Once the image is complete, ink is conventionally rolled onto the surface; in this instance, black iron sand from Kāwhia Harbour is mixed with the ink. Thai kozo paper is placed over the inked block, then pressed with a spoon to transfer the ink from block to paper to create the image. After drying, the Thai kozo print is adhered to Fabriano paper, using the chine collé method. Jennifer's one-off work.
Materials: Earth pigment, graphite, iron sand and ink on Thai Kozo paper
Timber frame, painted in white
Handcrafted in New Zealand.