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This piece is a Mixed Media Monoprint composed of oil based ink with Chine Colle and Pencil on white acid free BFK Rives printmaking paper.
Edition : unique
This is the Artist's proof, hand pulled on etching press.
Image Size 14"x14"
Paper Size 22.5"x22.5"
From the Album "Cracked"
Acrylic printing plates have a limited life span and occasionally crack under pressure. In the true spirit of upcycling, rather than an end, this inspires a new beginning. Accidental shapes offer a wide variety of different combinations, petri dishes for experimenting with techniques, pieces to a puzzle. Two plates, two tones for manipulating oil ink with mineral spirits blossoming with the help of viscosity - barely kept from drifting apart by minimal strands of red paper and silky threads of pencil lines. Is it a Bird?
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