The collagraph plate is shaped as an ellipse representing the world that we live in; phases of the moon and tidal changes. The smaller orbiting ellipse signifies time, perspective and the transition of light and ‘luminous dimension’. The fragments of seaweed become textural elements signifying underwater seagrass habitats. The result is a collagraph print that captures the ever changing life within the Lake Macquarie system.
The collagraph plate is made from natural fragments of nature such as leaves, seagrass and sand. Collecting natural elements from the Lake's shore becomes a part of the process of the final collagraph. Each fragment becomes a record of the natural biodiversity within the area. I experimented with techniques such as blind embossing and chine cole.
Framed: 480gsm Archers Paper, framed 100% Cotton Ragmat Artboard; Ultra Vue 70% UV protection non-reflective Glass.