Jack Lugg developed a unique style and technique
of painting on thin translucent wax paper, creating
random texture across the surface before adding
the subject matter. His first works using this style
are from Paris in 1950 when he studied under
Mattisse but, unfortunately, these originals are
untraceable. The earliest existing works in this
graphic technique, or as Lugg called them his
‘mixed media works’, are from the 1960s.
(Excerpt, The House that Jack Built, p.168)
In the 1990s and 2000s, Jack Lugg enjoyed producing his own textured handmade paper. He would cut this up into shapes to be integrated into compositions of small, delicate, mixed media works, an example of which is People who Span the Globe (2004) (Fig. 203).
By Sarah Sinisi
(Excerpt, The House that Jack Built, p.224)