Collagraph, a Journey Through Texture Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Jan 2011
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About the Author
Kim Major-George, a highly respected British collagraph artist and illustrator has been specialising in esoteric art whilst travelling on her personal journey. After graduating from Art and Design college, Kims art career has spanned over 30 years from surface pattern designing for the gift industry, teaching Art and Design, to book illustrating in the 90 s. Her work load with high profile clients like Habitat, Harrods, John Lewis, Safeways, Debenhams and Boots took its toll and, as a result, her own personal health suffered; a rethink into where she was going was urgently needed. Her journey into the esoteric world and the consequential imagery that followed was a result from the quest to find a work/life balance. She found a commercial outlet for her personal imagery in the Mind Body and Spirit industry through books, magazines, cards and promotional literature and commissions for her very evocative imagery of dream landscapes, other dimensions, astrological imagery, angels and unicorns as can be seen in esoteric market place today. The journey into collagraph art came on the back of an interesting book brief, requiring images from the mythological world of Lumeria, the time before Atlantis. This process so intrigued her she followed it through, by layering the images up with mixed media, iridescent metallic threads and precious foils, taking collagraph prints in a new direction. She has now taken her hand embellishing further, with many of her large gallery pieces exploring texture and the marriage of collagraph with tarnished embossed metals, soluble fibres, natural barks and stitching. She now supplies galleries, fulfils commissions from private clients, sells and demonstrates at art shows and craft centres up and down the country and is President of the Beds, Bucks and Herts Print Society.
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Next, it is a journey; the author openly shares her insights about her own growth along the way - what inspired her and what she has learnt about herself through her journey. Amazingly, it is also a book of magical inspiration that gives a glimpse behind the veil of reality in a way that not many books in this genre manage to do, with tales of Atlantis, Unicorns and Taoist philosophy as well as inspirational quotes along the way which will help you in all aspects of life as well as your printing.
The book is a work of art in itself, the themes are cleverly laid out on the pages to visually take you through your collagraph journey, without ever being over fussy or unclear and crowd you - the section on Byzantium will just take your breath away. 'Collagraph: a journey through texture' by Kim Major-George is a visual and multidimensional treat for both the artist and non-artist alike. You may pick this book up to learn about collagraphic printing, but you will gain much, much more
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A beautiful illustration of the art of collagraph. It is inspirational and enough of a tutorial to allow me to get started even though I wasn't really sure what a collagraph was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rosann
Good practical book, although the 'new age' explanations of some of her imagery are a bit off puttingPublished 18 months ago by Ian Bertram
Half of it is interesting, the practical 'how to' section, but the second half is all about embellishment and doesn't interest mePublished 20 months ago by Nel
Wonderful book, with amazing techniques; hope I might be able to attend one of her courses one day. Anyone interested in Collograph printing should have this.Published on 30 Jun. 2014 by Ms M Lewis
Very informative book, there are lots of print making techniques to experiment with, I hope to try some of these as soon as i have access to my college print room.Published on 26 Jun. 2014 by Ms Julie Gott
Fantastic book by a great printer - very inspiring to those who are just starting printing - great pictures and lots of helpful tipsPublished on 3 Feb. 2013 by Jo
I look forward to experimenting with some of the ideas. Clear straightforward instructions and an invaluable source of information on the subject.Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by Gillian Callaghan