In the past few years, my printing techniques have evolved and improved, and I’ve decided to give second chances to old etched plates.
This etching began as a 9″ x 12″ plate. At the time, I was convinced that it was the single worst piece of art I had ever created. It occurred to me to cut the plate into twelve smaller 3″ x 3″ plates. I examined the plates individually, rotating them to see if the lines suggested shapes other than what I had originally intended, scraping away old lines and adding new ones. This plate began to remind me of a recent figure drawing I had made of a reclining woman, and the image took on new life.
I’ve printed this etching on cream colored Fabriano Rosaspina paper, adding pieces of thin green paper with wheat paste during the printing process.