Laura Stark, Pathways VI 6th State, collagraph, blind embossing, collage.
Pathways VI 6th State is the last image of this series of prints originally inspired by the markings left by larvae on scribbly gums. It refers to the ancient pathways or dreamtime tracks of the aborigines across the continent, the breadth of our landscape as seen from the air, and also the internal and external pathways or meanderings which we follow in the path of life.
In this series my procedure was to change, manipulate or reduce the plate from which they were printed in a number of different ways. This last version, a collage of print remnants, encompasses the original theme but the pathways have become more tenuous, even fractured, perhaps an indication of uncertain times.