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The above is a work on paper by Cecil Touchon from 2009. At that time Touchon was living in Fort Worth, Texas. Since Touchon is a collage artist, he keeps an eye out for interesting papers that he can use for collage art and often frequented antique malls in Fort Worth while living there.

The current work is a sample of a number of such works created by Touchon where he removed pages from an old journal he had collected on his jaunts and then worked on them with black and white inks. At different stages in this work Touchon would run the papers under water to wash off any ink that had not dried and you can see the effect of this in the white marking where there only remains the outline of the marks.

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