Mariposa, left, is an 3.5" x 3.5" etching that will be included in the 2022 International Print Exchange, in Derbyshire in the UK. Out on a Limb, right, is one of my current prints inspired by the 'ying-yang' design.
Printmaking is the process of creating artworks by printing, normally on paper, but also on fabric, wood, metal, and other surfaces. "Traditional printmaking" normally covers only the process of creating prints using a hand processed technique, rather than a photographic reproduction of a visual artwork which would be printed using an electronic machine (a printer).
I use copper plates for the intaglio prints, wood for the relief prints, and silkscreen for the serigraph prints. Often I mix the mediums to create layers of imagrey.
To the right is a photo of my copper plate intaglio in process on the press bed. Using a multi-stage process of creating a variety of shades, the finished plate is coated with ink, covered with a heavy weight paper that has been soaked in water, then ran through the press. The pressure of the roller pushed the paper surface into the plate - transferring the ink onto the paper. The plate can be wiped clean and the whole process can be repeated to create an edition of prints.
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