After doing a series of mono prints from photographs I had taken of the Watts chapel and gallery, I decided I wanted to develop them more by photocopying and collaging them. I experimented with different papers and textures.
The image above is of the Watts gallery building. I used paper that I had textured using black printing ink. I added lines and dark areas to try and contrast it with the white paper.
The images above are tiles from the exterior of the chapel. I cut out areas of the image and layered paper behind it. I wanted to play around with colour.
The image to the left above is of the chapel door, collaged with textured black paper. To the right is the outside of the chapel. Again, I layered the paper behind to add colour.
These two images above use the same layered paper technique. When I collaged the iron gate image, I wanted to keep the detail of the coils and swirls so I didn’t cut away too much of the image.
For this last image, I played around with colour as I haven’t been using loads of colour in my work. I wanted to use yellow lines to make it really stand out.