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Sarsen Stones limited edition Collagraph print inspired by Avebury and Stonehenge. Made on handmade paper with gold effect chine collé

Sarsen Stones limited edition Collagraph print inspired by Avebury and Stonehenge. Made on handmade paper with gold effect chine collé

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Subject: Landscape & scenery
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Height: 90 mm
  • Width: 200 mm
  • Materials: paper, ink, carborundum, glue, card, joss paper
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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A collagraph print with carborundum and chine collé inspired by the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. It is part of a long running series of pieces in a range of media, with similar inspiration.

Printed with oil based inks on handmade banana paper, there are only 5 in the edition,of which this is #3. There are also several artist proofs in other colours (see other listings in the Rock Art category to find out what is available. Only two prints in the edition had a chine collé element. The gold colour comes from handpainted Indian Joss paper. The blue line on the right hand stone is an artifact of the scan. It is in fact silver.

Image size is approx 200mm by 90 mm, with a grey-brown acid free mount to fit a frame size 30cm by 40cm. The colour of the mount seen will depend on your monitor settings.

The price is for the physical image only. I reserve all reproduction rights. In particular, although it is not my practice to make reproductions of my own work, this image may be used in whole or in part on other products such as notecards, mugs or apparel.

The title comes from the distinctive stone used to construct the Stonehenge and Avebury monuments. Stonehenge and Avebury are outstanding prehistoric monuments dating back over 5000 years to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Stonehenge is the most famous and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. At Avebury the massive banks and ditches of the henge enclose its largest. Both stone circles lie at the heart of prehistoric landscapes containing numerous impressive and amazingly well-preserved ceremonial monuments.

Sarsen stones are sandstone blocks found in quantity in the United Kingdom on Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs, both in Wiltshire, in Kent, and in smaller quantities in Berkshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Dorset and Hampshire. They are the post-glacial remains of a cap of Cenozoic silcrete that once covered much of southern England – a dense, hard rock created from sand bound by a silica cement, making it a kind of silicified sandstone. This is thought to have formed during Neogene to Quaternary weathering by the silicification of Upper Paleocene Lambeth Group sediments, resulting from acid leaching. The word "sarsen" (pronunciation ['sa:sǝn]) is a shortening of "Saracen stone" which arose in the Wiltshire dialect. "Saracen" was a common name for Muslims, and came by extension to be used for anything regarded as non-Christian, whether Celtic, Mahomedan, or Pagan.

More on the print process (based on Wikipedia)

Collagraphy (sometimes wrongly spelled collography, which is a completely different process) is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood). The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, (hence collage) and graph, meaning the activity of drawing. The plate thus created is essentially a collage on a rigid substrate.

Ink or pigment is applied to the resulting collage, and the board is used to print onto paper or another material using either a printing press or various hand tools. The resulting print is termed a collagraph. Substances such as carborundum, acrylic texture mediums, sandpapers, bubble wrap, string, cut card, leaves and grass can all be used in creating the collagraph plate.

Different tonal effects and vibrant colours can be achieved with the technique due to the depth of relief and differential inking that results from the collagraph plate's highly textured surface. Collagraphy is a very open printmaking method. Ink may be applied to the upper surfaces of the plate with a brayer for a relief print, or ink may be applied to the entire board and then removed from the upper surfaces but remain in the spaces between objects, resulting in an intaglio print. A combination of both intaglio and relief methods may also be employed. A printing press may or may not be used.
A collagraph print with carborundum and chine collé inspired by the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. It is part of a long running series of pieces in a range of media, with similar inspiration.

Printed with oil based inks on handmade banana paper, there are only 5 in the edition,of which this is #3. There are also several artist proofs in other colours (see other listings in the Rock Art category to find out what is available. Only two prints in the edition had a chine collé element. The gold colour comes from handpainted Indian Joss paper. The blue line on the right hand stone is an artifact of the scan. It is in fact silver.

Image size is approx 200mm by 90 mm, with a grey-brown acid free mount to fit a frame size 30cm by 40cm. The colour of the mount seen will depend on your monitor settings.

The price is for the physical image only. I reserve all reproduction rights. In particular, although it is not my practice to make reproductions of my own work, this image may be used in whole or in part on other products such as notecards, mugs or apparel.

The title comes from the distinctive stone used to construct the Stonehenge and Avebury monuments. Stonehenge and Avebury are outstanding prehistoric monuments dating back over 5000 years to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Stonehenge is the most famous and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. At Avebury the massive banks and ditches of the henge enclose its largest. Both stone circles lie at the heart of prehistoric landscapes containing numerous impressive and amazingly well-preserved ceremonial monuments.

Sarsen stones are sandstone blocks found in quantity in the United Kingdom on Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs, both in Wiltshire, in Kent, and in smaller quantities in Berkshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Dorset and Hampshire. They are the post-glacial remains of a cap of Cenozoic silcrete that once covered much of southern England – a dense, hard rock created from sand bound by a silica cement, making it a kind of silicified sandstone. This is thought to have formed during Neogene to Quaternary weathering by the silicification of Upper Paleocene Lambeth Group sediments, resulting from acid leaching. The word "sarsen" (pronunciation ['sa:sǝn]) is a shortening of "Saracen stone" which arose in the Wiltshire dialect. "Saracen" was a common name for Muslims, and came by extension to be used for anything regarded as non-Christian, whether Celtic, Mahomedan, or Pagan.

More on the print process (based on Wikipedia)

Collagraphy (sometimes wrongly spelled collography, which is a completely different process) is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood). The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, (hence collage) and graph, meaning the activity of drawing. The plate thus created is essentially a collage on a rigid substrate.

Ink or pigment is applied to the resulting collage, and the board is used to print onto paper or another material using either a printing press or various hand tools. The resulting print is termed a collagraph. Substances such as carborundum, acrylic texture mediums, sandpapers, bubble wrap, string, cut card, leaves and grass can all be used in creating the collagraph plate.

Different tonal effects and vibrant colours can be achieved with the technique due to the depth of relief and differential inking that results from the collagraph plate's highly textured surface. Collagraphy is a very open printmaking method. Ink may be applied to the upper surfaces of the plate with a brayer for a relief print, or ink may be applied to the entire board and then removed from the upper surfaces but remain in the spaces between objects, resulting in an intaglio print. A combination of both intaglio and relief methods may also be employed. A printing press may or may not be used.

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