Green Bird By

Available at VanDeb Editions

  • Date: 2013
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: 1
  • Image size: 19.5 x 31 inches
  • Sheet size: 19.5 x 35 inches
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine

Description — Click to read

I have become well versed with the centuries old techniques developed for intaglio printmakers to erode the surface of copper plates: hard ground, soft ground, sugar-life ground, aquatint, white ground, spit bite, and dry point.. But I have added a new twist to the process: my an affinity for using paper. This desire to experiment with paper and printmaking has led me back to Japanese paper with intaglio printmaking using Japanese paper. The long-fibered, flexible paper allows me to overlap and layer images, taking many passes through the press with different plates without embossed plate marks. My favorite Japanese paper is one that has a hint of reddish earth tones. I find that this slight tone unifies the colors, whether subtle or bright.