For those of you who are not familiar with printmaking let me give you a brief overview (click for more details): fine art printmaking involves the creation of a master plate from which multiple images are made. Simply put, the artist chooses a surface to be the plate. I use metal (copper), wood (for relief), stretched screens (for serigraphy), mat board (for collagraph), and gelatin (for monotype) . Printmaking allows the artist to make multiple original works of art called an 'edition'. 

therea bond: artist living in Austin, Texas