the work of lynne haagensen
I was really pleased today to hear from Lynne Haagensen
whose artist residency coincided with mine at the Centre D'Art I Natura in Farrera, Catalonia, last year. She emailed several photos of the completed work that she started at CAN. Seeing this brought back memories of our time there, and of coming across her while she was out drawing in the village. I recognize a lot of the images in the drawing, and enjoy the line quality which resonates with the complex textures of the landscape. I found her process quite intriguing--I'd never before met anyone who regarded a photocopy machine as an art tool. Here she explains her working methods: I started this work by making drawings on transparent plastic. I then developed the drawings into photocopy monoprints using a color copier in unconventional ways: chance variables made every print a little different. The next step was to put the prints together in the larger work; where I felt change was necessary, I used collage. While most of the sections are single sheets of paper, perhaps a dozen have several physical layers.
The photo below is one I took in Lynne's studio at CAN, while Marina Broere
(my painter friend who came with me to CAN,) her husband Cor and I were looking at Lynne's many drawings on plastic.