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This is a unique etching from a variable edition. Each print in the edition has a different shape and placement of the chine collé.

Paper size = 11" x 14" (~28cm x 35.5cm)
Rives BFK tan paper with okwara washi paper
Plate size (image area) = 6" x 9" (~15.25cm x 23cm)
Intaglio etching with open bite, aquatint, and line
While this was created in an editioned series of eight, each print is unique.

It shows the goddess Artemis in the guise of a contemporary woman, sitting with an owl, in front of two circles. While Artemis is a huntress, she is also a protector of nature, and severely punished those who would kill her sacred deer without permission. Here, she wears the horns of a stag and is without any hunt tack: what does it mean to hunt what one also protects from harm?

Every computer monitor is different, so colors may appear slightly different in person.

For a video explanation of etching and other methods of intaglio printing, watch:
(Etching demo starts at 2:47. Smidgeon Press is not affiliated with the video.)
Heather Lee Birdsong

Huntress (Variation 1) - etching by H.L. Birdsong


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, rice paper, ink, etching, aquatint, chine colle, copper plate, methy cellulose
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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