Number 59 Tram
  • Number 59 Tram

    Collagraph print

    This is one from an edition of only ___ prints, each one printed by hand.

    This print was inspired by a trip to Australia to visit my family.  The number 59 tram was one that I used frequently in my youth, having grown up in Melbourne, the daughter of immigrants.  The tram has a piece of London Map collaged to it.  Each print in the edition bears a different piece of the same map, all with place names I have a connection to. 

    This print is one of a series of three that looks at notions of home. The other prints in the series are Essendon 3040 and South Street.

    A collagraph print is one which is made from a plate which is essentially a collage.  I often use mount board to start the plate and proceed to cut away sections and glue additional bits of paper, cloth, and bits and pieces, depending on the texture I want to achieve.  When the plate is complete, it is sealed with shellac and left to dry.  Ink is applied, using a variety of methods.  The inking process is laborious and can take up to an hour for each print.  Prints are made onto dampened paper using an etching press.

    Printed on Somerset Satin archival paper.

    Print are 20 x20 cm

    For frame size minimum 30 x 30 cm

    Number 59 Tram