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Agate - Hidden Layers





Mixed Media

Edition Type

Variable Edition

Paper Size

28 x 38 cm

Image Size



Most agates are unappealing and unattractive in their natural state. Only when they are sliced open and polished can their unique beauty be displayed. Their multicoloured layers have been hidden from view and could easily have been overlooked. In order to create this print, I turned a no longer appealing photopolymer plate into a collagraph that I then “polished” with a final layer of Cyanotype. The plate has hidden layers and so too, the print itself!

Artist Bio

Jenny Needham is a Manly based printmaker with a background in botanical and watercolour painting as well as surface, colour and interior design. Her printmaking predominantly focuses on the natural environment with monoprints, collagraphs, cyanotypes and etchings, her media of choice.

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