Barcelona Bay 2 8/20 by Francine Simonin

Drypoint, Etching and Collage
22 × 15 inches
55.88 × 38.1 cm
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About the Work

A collage of fine ivory and black paper is pressed into a white ground making a smooth surface. Onto this, the artist has printed a flurry of architectural shapes and fine lines that blow across the vertical composition. Simonin moves fluidly between modes of creation merging collage and print in a unique, non-figurative image. Each print in this series is unique in that each ground is made in a different collage and the burr made from the drypoint technique -- the metal that lines the edge of each incised groove in the plate -- erodes and softens with each pull. Simonin typically creates only short editions of unique prints. Francine Simonin has worked extensively on paper -- printmaking and collage -- but also canvas during her long, successful career that began in the 1950s.

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