Layers: Content, Image and Absorption

  • Many pages of newsprint were layered one over the other in varying sizes. Before the placing of the next page, ink of various tones would be dripped, splashed and laid on the stack, and given a short time to soak. This process was repeated many times over. Once a sufficient density of paper was reached the stack was let to partially dry. After a period of between two and four hours, the layers were carefully removed.  Each of the below sheets represents the bottom layer of one of these stacks, with the afterimage of the dripping process and its stack captured upon its face.  They are around six inches square.
  • The below are the final scale versions of the series, measuring two feet by three feet.