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 in my Midwest kitchen. If you are looking to add something new to your art collection, this would be a one-of-a-kind addition. This particular print is made using Renaissance Black, which has a slightly brownish, rustic tone to it.
This print is from a small run – each one is signed and numbered.
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 creamy white heavy printmaking paper.
The paper measures 7.5 by 10
and the actual images measures 4.75 by 6.75
(*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.