The joy of flying a kite

The joy of flying a kite

Regular price $520.00 Sale

Solarplate etching

Unique state, one of a kind

2017

Unframed. deckled edge on paper

56cm h x 76cm w

The butterfly is a deep and powerful representation of life, endurance, change and hope and joy.

 

Using the non-toxic process of solar plate etching, I utilises the same sun my specimens are found and drawn in.  It is a quick, simple, non-toxic etching process, using the sun and water instead of acids and solvents to etch the plate.

I process my existing pen and ink drawings with a plate made of polymer film with a steel backing which is then exposed to the sun then developed in the local rainwater. 

This printmaking process is called 'Intaglio' meaning a design incised or engraved into a material.