Boston based artist Max Colby produces collagraph prints that are embellished by hand with embroidery threads and beads. He says of his work;
The inspiration for the figurative aspect of the work is mostly from cellular forms, where the ability to distinguish between the form as pre-life (or birth) and after death is obscured. I find inspiration for the embroidery from old victorian patterns in embroidery and wallpaper, interior design from the traditional to cutting edge contemporary as well as a full range of periods of garment construction (ornate victorian to current couture and “concept” lines).
It’s a lovely combination of materials and media resulting in almost figurative images like those pictured above. The use of print to create the groundwork for these works is a nice touch. I like the idea that this process could lead to the production of unique multiples.
You can view more of Max’s work at www.www.maxcolby.com