Photograph of the Artist at Work, Center Street Studio

May 15, 2008

etching needle on copper photoetching plate


Category: Work In Progress
Sheet: plate: 12 x 18"
etching needle on copper photoetching plate, The artist looks through a magnifier to scrape lines through the etching ground and expose the copper of the etching plate.  When the plate is set in the acid, the open areas corrode leaving indentions to hold printing ink.  The artist's compositional drawings are viewed in mirrors in order to negate the natural reversal that occurs in the printing process. James Stroud, printer and publisher can be seen in the background. Photograph by Janine Wong.