from collage to collitho
When I make a collitho I start out with a sheet of polyester lithography material. I add a collage of fabric, machinestitch and sometimes oil pastels. This collage is then made wet, inked and printed. After each run the lithography plate picks up more ink. I continue this inking and printing until I’m happy with how the plate looks. Sometimes I take it too far, which means cleaning the entire plate and starting again.
The prints are meant to be a by-product, like this one, but more often then not they turn out as a nice piece of art in their own right.