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Jeff Clarke R.E.  
(Born Brighton 1935)

Cruciform Variant I

Jeff Clarke at 80 | Exhibition by Elizabeth Harvey-Lee | Cruciform I

Cruciform Variant I
228 x 205 mm
Aquatint and collage stop-out, 1977.
An early state, with only slight burnishing and before the drilled holes.
A unique impression. Signed in pencil. On wove.


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Another of the five extant ‘subjects’ made when Jeff briefly ventured into abstraction, under the influence of his friendship with Terry Frost at Reading University in the mid-1970’s.

Collage stop-outs were applied to the plate and a resin aquatint ground added before biting in the acid bath. The collaged shapes prevented biting beneath them so that, after wiping the inked-up plate for printing, the ink did not remain where the plate had been protected and the shapes ‘printed’ as ‘white’.

Tonal variation in these forms was achieved through selectively lightly burnishing the plate.