This is an aquatint plate, ready to be printed. The image is created by hand scraping onto a copper plate which has been etched with a rough texture of fine dots, then printing the plate onto paper via a press. The more I scrape away at the rough surface of the plate, the lighter an area will print.
Currently I'm working on a project to do with the idea of nature as a contrasting collaboration of beauty and brutality. This image was created after I found a dead gull, tangled in fishing line on the beach.
Good luck with the printing, the plate is a feast for the eyes.
this is the plate..?! I cant wait to see it printed. Are you planning on coloring it ?
Thanks Yeah, I've been experimenting with colors but the initial plate texture didn't etch completely evenly so the plate's printing out quite patchy. So frustrating! If I get a decent print out of it I'll post on here.