Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Susan Collett, ‘Lineage Arbour ’, 2014, Oeno Gallery

The delicate imagery of this monoprint, a reflection of the natural world, was carved into stitched copper sheeting using a drypoint needle. Oil based inks were then applied and the image was pressed onto archival paper. The second stage of the monoprint involved the skillful application of paint to the copper plate and a second pressing, adding white, grey, ochre, moss green, heather and steel blue highlights to pre-existing patterns, as well as soft, sweeping leaves to the carefully engraved tree.