Piper recorded his many visits to churches and chapels around the country with both sketches and photographs. In the 1960s and 1970s, he experimented with the use of these photographs as the basis for lithographs, adding drawn and collaged elements, often including his own handmade marbled papers, and using bright colours which contrast with the more sober black and white of the photographs. Here, rough textures have been added to the church wall in the background, and the grass of the graveyard has been coloured a bright green.
Gallery label, May 2007
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