Helen Shafer Garcia – Pod Variations

Artist Statement

I describe these Collagraph books as “Variations on a theme” due to the repetitive print shapes appearing throughout the book. The shapes are altered with watercolor washes. Color pencils enhance the values and colors. Geometric and organic collage bits are added to bind the compositions.

Materials & Technique

A unique combination of Collagraph printmaking and watermedia. Intuitive textures were created with hand pressure printing. Further development was created on the prints with watercolor, color pencils, and collage. Long stitch, woven stitch, and coptic stitch on open spine.

Canson Edition paper 250gsm. Open acrylics. watercolor. Color pencils. Collage. Sari ribbons. Waxed linen threads. Metal milagros.

Canson edition paper 250 gsm. Vellum. Acrylic, color pencils, India ink pen, waxed linen thread, metal milagro.