Wednesday, September 19, 2007
etching, image size 11.3 x 10.4 cm, 1999
The copper plate for this print had been deeply etched, in which it was left in the acid bath for hours and hours. So long that the area where the copper had been exposed to the acid got quite eaten away, creating a sort of a crater-like surface that held a lot of ink when the plate was inked up to be printed.
I was really happy at how much ink was able to get transferred onto the paper when it was printed. It does not show too well in these images, but on the actual print, it has quite a 3-D effect, like that of a small relief painting. I want to explore more of these effects with etching when i get my new press. Want to also continue breaking out of the perfectly squared/straight edges of the plate/canvas.