Chine Collé

What is Chine Collé?  It’s a process for glueing paper together using rice paste and a printing press.  These works were pasted together and bonded with a heavy printing paper using the same high pressure presses I use for my etching and relief prints.  The resulting works are heavily embossed right into the support paper, and because the papers need to be wet to get a good bond witht he rice paste, they need to be dried under weights to minimize paper waving.  These particular collages are a combination of fine papers and vintage photos fromteh late 20′s and early 30′s.