Image: 10-1/2 x 9 inches; paper: 15 x 11 inches
Edition of 25
To make a mezzotint I handrock a copper plate with a tool called a rocker (for hours....:) until the plate is full of texture that will hold a tremendous amount of ink. I then scrape the image in a reductive manner into the texture of the plate using a scraper. It is a time consuming process, but one which yields incredibly intense, velvety blacks and subtle gradations of tone.
This image is part of a series of mezzotints made in Iceland exploring landscape and symbolism in 2009-10. It will be shipped unmatted and unframed in a safe, sturdy package.
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