The term "transfer" in art refers to  taking ink on one medium and transferring to another medium.  
You will notice many ryan lutz transfer photography images seem weathered, or abstract.  I am utilizing a print transfer process, much in the spirit of Paul Gauguin, introducing an element of chance to the art, which makes every piece unique.
Rauschenberg transfer image with burnish pencil lines visibleGauguin image transfer 1899

There are several styles of transfer.  In the photos above and on the right is the Gauguin piece.  You can see the more blue image has sharper details, because it was the original image.   The black image is the piece which was below the original drawing, which was transferred.  And in the process, some details were lost, yet the picture gained a new energy.  This is the magic of transfers, it is imparts an uncontrolled energy.  

Another method is gel transfer.  This involves painting an acrylic gel onto an item, such as a magazine page, and applying about 5 coats.  And then using water to dislodge the magazine paper from the acrylic, because the image will have transferred into the acrylic. 

A third method is using a chemical to solubilize the pigment, which re-activates it, and it will leak into the 2nd item.  People often lay newspaper atop a white piece of paper and apply a solvent, and use an object to burnish the 2 items together, thus transferring the pigement.  This is the method which I use.  
I use objects of differing hardness and pressing an image from one item, to another item.  I often use a soup spoon, or a cotton rag, and then apply water and ALOT of pressure.  A 44x44" transfer can take about an hour of very focused and strenuous work.   And the hardness, and degree of transference is based on pressure applied.

And even if I use the exact same tools, and the exact same pressure, it will never come out the same.  And this is the magic of transfer drawings.  :)

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