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Jeff Clarke R.E.  
(Born Brighton 1935)

Cruciform Variant II

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

Cruciform Variant II
227 x 207 mm
Aquatint with collaged stop-outs and burnishing, 1977.
A later state of the same plate as the previous item, but after burnishing with a power tool.
A unique impression. Signed in pencil. On wove.


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The last of the five extant ‘subjects’ made when Jeff briefly ventured into abstraction, under the influence of his association with Terry Frost at Reading University.

For the earlier state 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’, or where burnished a shade of grey. In the later state the plate was reworked with a power tools, the ‘white’ dominant cross burnished in, and holes were drilled to ‘non-print’ as white spots.