Etchings 2014 - 2018
Etching is an intaglio printmaking process that involves too many steps to properly explain here! I make my prints by drawing onto a bitumen-coated copper plate with a needle, dipping the plate in a bath of ferric chloride, and then rubbing ink into the etched grooves of the plate, which can be printed multiple times using a printing press.
These works were printed during my honours year at art school (2014), a year-long residency at Australian Print Workshop (2015), and subsequent personal works developed as part of my art practice.
Drypoint 2014 - 2016
Drypoint printmaking uses a similar process to etching to create the final product, except without the bitumen or acid bath. I made these works by scratching directly into the surface of a plastic plate, and using that to print with.