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intaglio print with chine colle, news clippings, 1% vs 99%, Indonesia fires, particle physics tracks, debossing, and embossing by Lauren Gohara
Aggregates #30
intaglio, chine collé, debossing, embossing on Somerset
20 x 15 in
2013

Intaglio print with chine collé. Altogether, nine 4x3 inch plates were used to create this print. One etched plate created an embossed image of particle physics tracks, only partially visible at the left edge of the print. Chine collé was used to apply an etched image on Japanese paper of a graph of the change in income of the top 1% of U.S. households vs the 99% from 1913 - 2008. Chine collé was also used for a reproduction of a map of fires in the rainforests of Java, Indonesia in summer 2013. Smoke from the fires, thought to be lit to clear land for palm oil plantations, created hazardous air pollution conditions over Singapore and southern Malaysia. Chine collé was used a third time for reproduced news clippings of reports of deaths from political violence overlaid with Mizutama lace. The impressions of five blank plates reinforce the debossed grid.