Still Life

Basic shapes are great to play with – letting the pencil loose on paper, and learning what I can do with applications such as Adobe Illustrator on screen. The urn was one of my first ‘sugar lift’ etchings, where I had little control over the ground that was lifted from the plate before emerging it in the acid. This made the whole image-making procedure more intriguing, right up to the final stage when the paper was lifted from the inked up zinc plate.

Below, shapes, cut out, inked up and layered over one another, form a tactile embossed collograph.

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