Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chaco Ranch I & II



















Chaco Ranch I.
Etching, Chine-Collé.
30cm x 30cm. 2015.

Before I scraped and re-etched my forest plate, I did some more playing with cut-out cows. I cut the cow shapes out of Honen paper (a thin, but strong Asian paper). After inking my plate, I placed the dampened cow shapes onto the plate. After running the plate through the press, I was able to carefully peel the cows off  the print where they left the white shapes behind. On a second plate I used the chine-collé method to glue the printed-on cow shapes down again. The image is supposed to illustrate the cows taking away/replacing the forest.





















Chaco Ranch II.
Etching, Chine-Collé.
30cm x 30cm. 2015.

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