Six Woodcut Collages
This collection of woodcut collages appears in Harter’s Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration, published by Dover. Each was composed entirely of images contained within the book, demonstrating the possibilities of antique line engravings as source material for compelling, original art. “Lyrehc” was composed strictly by cutting and pasting. The other five compositions were enhanced by a photoprint technique. After being assembled they were enlarged to twice their original size in order bring out details. The artist then used pen, ink and white paint to clean imperfections in the lines, blend them together, outline figures, shade areas, and so on. One can imagine the possibilities of hand-rendered color, or of incorporating fabrics, pressed plants, and other materials.