Rock Island Engine
This collage is part of my Engine series. Many people have asked if I have done this particular train engine, as they have special ties with it. There is a lot of detail on the engine but most of the shapes are simplified. It is the reason why I like working with collage; I am not bogged down with details.
Beginning with a photo and a sketch, this engine was designed on an Ampersand archival gessoed hardboard, 12 x 16 inches. After the design was penciled on the board, I chose from my papers that had been previously painted and were ready to go. As I work, the shapes are edited with an X-Acto knife and glued to the surface with Elmer’s glue. I have also used acrylic gel medium. An UV varnish is applied when the collage is finished for protection against fading.
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|Original 16″ × 12″
Silver metal frame (20" x 16") with white and red mats
|Print 8″ × 10″
Actual image size is 7.5″×10″.
|Print 11″ × 14″
Actual image size is 10.5″×14″.
|Print 16″ × 20″
Actual image size is 15″×20″.
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