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art print etching solarplate on handmade paper

Branch Silhouette is a solar etching printed on oriental paper that I made in my studio. The paper is made from cooking and then beating gampi inner bark into a pulp and then forming sheets on a mold. The photograph was taken off of my balcony in the Austin Hill country. I was sitting drinking a cup of coffee admiring a stormy sky, when suddenly the light shifted and this branch was magically illuminated.

I laminated two sheets of handmade paper in the etching process to highlight the sheerness of the paper and give it depth. I also monotyped a blue gradiant on the back to add a slight bit of color to a black and white image. The picture showing the print blowing in the wind shows how delicate and thin the paper is. The last two details show the multple layers.

I hope you like it. This is one of my all time favorite images. So simple. Nature making it's own caligraphic statement. ; )

etching polymer gravure solar plate printed on artist-made paper
18”h x 14”w, edition of 4

Branch Silouette, art print etching solarplate on handmade paper


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  • Materials: handmade paper, fiber, ink
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