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The Aggregates series of prints are inspired by a 2nd century text by the Indian philosopher, Nagarjuna, that begins, "If the self were the aggregates…."

The Aggregates prints are created using multiple 4x3 inch plates to create an open, debossed grid that extends out beyond the edges of the paper, printed primarily with black or gray ink. I began using 4x3 inch plates in 1995, and return to the series periodically, each time adding new plates to my existing collection. The plates use a variety of different etching techniques to create a range of different images -- abstract and representational, scientific, musical, naturalistic. There are images of sine waves, particle physics tracks, abstract landscapes, fragments of musical notation, and renderings of found natural objects such as feathers, stems and seeds. I also use blank, unetched plates to reinforce the debossed grid. These blank plates frame the paper itself, underscoring the paper’s existence as a three-dimensional object, rather than simply a passive vehicle. Chine collé adds found color and texture, as well as found graphics including maps and newspaper clippings of reports of deaths from political violence. Overall, the prints are stubbornly minimalistic. Large areas of each print consist of the empty body of the paper.

A teacher of mine once accused me of trying to unify multiplicity. That's as good a description of the Aggregates series as any.

The Aggregates series is printed at Buzzworm Studios, in Portland, Oregon.



intaglio print with chine collé, fires in Indonesian rainforests, musical notation, particle physics tracks, and seeds by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine colle, debossing on Somerset
20 x 15 in
2013
Intaglio print with chine colle, sine waves, news clippings, shrinking Arctic ice sheet, and seeds by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing, embossing on Somerset
15 x 20 in
2013
intaglio print using chine collé and etched plates with music, newspaper clippings, particle physics tracks, and seeds on Somerset paper by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing, embossing on Somerset
15 x 20 in
2013
intaglio print with chine colle, news clippings, 1% vs 99%, Indonesia fires, particle physics tracks, debossing, and embossing by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing, embossing on Somerset
20 x 15 in
2013
intaglio print with chine colle, reproductions of news clippings, and embossed particle physics tracks, by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing, embossing on Somerset
15 x 11
2013
intaglio print using chine collé and etched plates with music, newspaper clippings, particle physics tracks, and seeds on Somerset paper by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing, embossing on Somerset
20 x 15 in
2013
intaglio print using chine collé and etched plates with overlapping sine waves, and feather by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing on Somerset paper
15 x 20 in
intaglio print using chine colle and etched plates with abstract landscape, particle physics tracks, and feather by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing on Somerset papaer
15 x 20 in
Aggregates #17
intaglio, chine collé, debossing on Somerset paper
20 x 15 in
intaglio print using chine colle and etched plates with images of elm seeds, sine waves, elm seeds, particle physics tracks, and music by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing on Somerset paper
30 x 22 in
intaglio print using chine colle and etched plates with images of feather, sine waves, elm seeds, particle physics tracks, and music by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing on Somerset paper
30 x 22 in
intaglio print using etched plates with images of feather, sine waves, squash stem, particle physics tracks, and music by Lauren Gohara
intaglio, chine collé, debossing on Somerset
30 x 22 in