Huggy Muck | Paul Nudd

Medium: Collagraph on Reeves BFK, Cream
Year: 2019
Edition Size: 4
Dimensions: 15″ x 18″
Inscriptions: Edition, Title, Signature, Year

Published Spudnik Press Cooperative

Nudd’s foray into collagraphy at Spudnik Press began with the construction of two custom laser cut plexiglass plates that would become heavily textured with a homemade “goblin’s stew” comprised of thread and string, synthetic hair, old bits of paint-encrusted latex, vinyl netting, modeling clay, hardened fabric paint, and dryer lint bound together with wood glue and gel medium and sealed in shellac.  Indeed, the plates soon resembled compressed garbage layer cakes, and would eventually yield, through tremendous technical know-how and troubleshooting by Spudnik’s printers, crisp and concise images, like a visual fossil record of seemingly random gobs of lost and unwanted chunks of old art making supplies and other such studio detritus.  The results are his two little fun-loving humanoid forms Chunk Hugger and Huggy Muck both of which need loving homes!