Deconstructing the Nest
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framed dimension: 24.5 x 18 in.
edition: V.E. 1/4
(Variable Edition - this label refer to the print being unique or containing unique elements that cannot be exactly reproduced in another pulling.)
Relief is a collective name for a group of processes in which the image is formed on the paper by inking an original image on the plate (or matrix) where the negative spaces in the image are carved into the matrix. In other words, the areas to show white on the printed paper are incised out of the plate. (A regular ink-stamp is an example.) This contrasts to the Intaglio process in which the ink image is printed from the incisions themselves.
From MoMA: Chine collé - A technique, used in conjunction with printmaking processes such as etching or lithography, that results in a two-layered paper support: a tissue-thin paper, cut to the size of the printing plate, and a larger, thicker support paper below. Both the tissue and the support sheet are placed on top of the inked plate and run together through the printing press, sometimes with a thin layer of adhesive between them to reinforce the bond produced through the pressure of the press. The process creates a subtle, delicate backdrop to the printed image. Chine is the French word for China, referring to the fact that the thin paper originally used with this technique was imported from China. In addition to China, paper was also imported from India or Japan. Collé is the French word for "glued."