This piece, "Powers", is one of 100 images within my fantastical fable: "The Island of Za" - a story without words. The Island of Za will consist of 100 dry point etchings when completed. Each original etching will be signed, numbered and limited to an edition of 75.
Technique: I incise the image into a copper plate with various hard-pointed instruments of sharp metal or diamond point. Ink is worked into the finished image of the plate. The residual “tone” and further detail is created by various grades of sandpaper and other abrasives. The plate is then run through an etching press and the print is produced on archival paper. After all prints in the series have been created, the copper plate is cancelled (destroyed).
“The Island of Za” will be published in book form late 2017.
Dry Point Etching (Copper Plate, Etching & Engraving tools, Ink)