Elaine Breiger

Elaine Breiger

New York, NY
For Stacy, Monoprint Collage
18 x 17.75

“For Stacey” is a monoprint collage printed on Arches Cover etching paper in 2006.

Create image, working with 3-d modeling/animation program.
Transfer to Photoshop for film output.
Expose and develop on pre-sensitized photo plates for traditional etching processes.
Etch in 12-1 nitric acid.
With jigsaw, cut plate into various shapes.
Create composition.
Ink cutout plates (surface roll)
Place registration guide beneath plexiglas on press.
Assemble metal sections on press for printing.
Make additional prints for collage use.
From these, select sections (tearing, cutting) and overlay on first print with glue.
Result: a unique print combining 3 technologies — high tech (computers), low tech (time-honored etching) and no tech (glue).