In Land Marks I returned to a theme I've used many times of the ploughed field with tree silhouettes. But this time I was moving into new territory by re-interpreting it using some new etching techniques to create a richer, more varied foreground area. The etching on the plates is quite deep so the finished print has a depth and intensity to the colours.
This etching was created on two copper plates - tiny grooves and pits were made on each using a variety of resists and ferric chloride. Both plates are inked up in several colours then wiped back carefully before being printed onto damp paper on a traditional etching press (a bit like a mangle if you can remember mangles!) One plate is printed then removed and the second plate is printed on the paper over the top of the first. The plates are inked and printed by hand for every print in the edition.
It comes in an acid-free pale cream window mount, cellophane wrapped and is carefully flat-packed in a purpose built cardboard box.
Etching on Hahnemuhle paper