This Intaglio print was made in studio during my recent residency in a small town in Vermont. It is a handprinted aquatint etching from a combination of my drawing and my Leica photograph during a trip to Tokyo. If you’d like a bit of Japan in your art collection, this would be a one-of-a-kind addition.
This print is from a small run – each one is signed and numbered.
Color variants are:
- Renaissance Black - a more antiqued looked - a tad more faded in appearance
- Blue/Black - a stronger black hue
- Burnt Sienna - a brownish hue
Intaglio printing (from an Italian word meaning “carve”) predates lithography by more than three centuries. Intaglio presses can cost ten times as much as offset presses, and a printing plate can cost hundreds of times more than a comparable plate intended for offset printing. This is one of the reasons Intaglio prints are in demand and very collectible.
Each image I create is put onto a thin copper plate. I am able to avoid harsh chemicals and acids by using a Solarplate which activates through the sun (on a nice day!) For each print, the ink must be pressed and rubbed by hand into the copper plate before eventually taking its run through the press. It’s a laborious process to get just one image, but so worth it to have a piece of art with warmth, depth, and timelessness. No two intaglio prints are ever the same!
This etching is printed on a piece of white heavy printmaking paper.
- The paper measures 11 by 15
- and the actual images measures 8.5 by 10.75
If you are ordering a matted/framed print:
- Measurement is a total of 13 by 17 inches
- Framed in a wooden, antique frame
(*Please note that the image does not lay completely perfect on the printmaking paper. Due to the nature of the press, there could be slight variation in the way the image lays on the paper. If you want a perfectly placed image in a frame, a simple matte will do the trick.)
Your Intaglio print will be shipped in archival wrapping with extreme care.