Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 54: 100-page accordion book

In got back to the studio in Chicago on Saturday, for the first time in three weeks. I finished off the second layer of prints on the 100-page accordion book for the Lucerne Project. The following photo shows the xeroxes matched up with the pages on which I'm about to print them:


Each xerox is a copy of a drawing in my sketchbook, and each drawing was derived from one of the 'found internet' images of Lucerne. The xerox is wiped with a solution of gum arabic and water, and then rolled up with some etching ink, mixed with transparent etching ink base. I then lay the inked up xerox face down on the page, cover it with newsprint, and transfer the image by rubbing it with a baren. Lift off the xerox when finished, and voila:



I like the combination of much enlarged details from the internet photos, overlaid with images derived from the same photos, but drawn by my own hand.

Ok, so that's 100 pages, each with at least two prints of contrasting hues. Next: a third layer of prints, maybe in blue or red (or both).

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