Vivian Berman

Vivian Berman

Lexington, MA
Phantom Trees #1, Collagraph / Monotype
20 x16

The image came from the bleak winter cold and memories of a warmer time.
In the order of printing [3 times through the press or more for the trees]:
1. The background color was rolled onto a plexi-plate using a brayer with a diameter large enough to cover the plate in one roll.
2. The lower green area and the hillside on the horizon were printed next in intaglio [inked and wiped] from a piece of fabric lining material glued to a plexi-plate.
3. The trees were cut from file folder paper, first sealed with acrylic spray and rolled up in the different colors and printed one over the other.
Sometimes I used the tree plate twice printing the ghost image.
I use a Whelan Press and the rubber and felt blankets provided.