About the art & artist
Luana Kaufmann's collages begin life as compilations of found images, created with scissors, paper and glue. They are discoveries of believable fantasy and impossibly-grounded dream. Next, they become the "printing plates" for a new generation of "old papers", as they are scanned and meticulously printed to produce (sprayed ink) giclees -- or most accurately: archival pigment prints. The incorporation of this exquisite, archival pigment + archival paper medium creates the ultimate cohesion of once-disparate parts, as well as renders them to be long-lasting, museum-quality works.