Chaos II: Variations and Distortions

This series of small-scale works was begun during a residency at print studio Print To The People (Norwich, UK) in 2018. These unique prints are made with Tosa paper, a lightweight kozo washi often used in repair work. Each print begins with the same 5x5cm copper plate, inked once, and a square of paper torn (Variations) or cut (Distortions) to 20x20cm. The paper is crushed and printed multiple times with precisely controlled variables and an unpredictable outcome. The mats have been altered with drawing, piercing and sewing to show the loss in area post-'damage'.  The final ghost impression on each print is a complete square, sometimes barely visible except for its plate mark. 

The Chaos II Variations are monoprints in editions of 7, and the Distortions are monotypes.

Chaos II, Variation II  Monoprint on Tosa with sewing, 1/7, 2018

Chaos II, Variation VI  Monoprint on Tosa with sewing, 1/7, 2018

Chaos II, Distortion I  Monotype on Tosa with graphite, 2018

Chaos II, Distortion VI  Monotype on Tosa with sewing, 2018

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