This technique of print making is lesser known than traditional etching, but it appeals to Tas as it enables him to work on a larger scale.
A collagraph plate is made using mount card, the image is cut in and built up on the card using a collage method to give relief to the plate. The plate is finally varnished for protection for the inking and printing process.
The plate is inked in the usual way and put through a printing press. The prints are either monotone, black and white, or coloured and printed on heavy water colour paper.
Although Tas uses landscapes for inspiration of his collagraphs, his most popular subjects are of his figure studies.
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