Thursday, October 4, 2007
Intaglio with Spray-paint
These are prints I have all made using a technique called intaglio. This is where groves are made into what is usually a copper plate using different processes. In these works I used copper plates on which I had placed such items as kitchen utensils, clothes pins, or pearls and lace. I then spray-painted over these items in order to get there unique Silhouette. The plate was then dipped in acid where the chemical ate away at the parts of the plate that did not have spray-paint on them. After I removed the spray paint with acetone and put ink into the groves I then put the plate through a press with damp paper that takes in the ink and the image is transferred.