Work on Paper: Pique

This series suggests veiled, watery environments in which narratives about contact and communication reside. These hand pulled prints are made with many layers of intaglio and relief plates. I use combinations of hard ground, soft ground and sugar lift etching with aquatint, dry point and litho relief rolls to create scrims of imagery. With these techniques I can make marks that range in scale from minute and meticulous to large and gestural.

Blue Jay's Blues

Blue Jay's Blues, 2006
31" x 22", 5 plate intaglio (hard ground, spit bite, aquatint, shaped plates)

Boxed Up

Boxed Up, 2006
23.5" x 12", 2 plate intaglio(spit bite and hard ground) with polyester plate litho roll

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves, 2006
23.5" h x 23.5" w, 4 plate intaglio (sugar lift, aquatint, hard ground and shaped copper plate)

Fingertips

Fingertips, 2006
37.5" h x 22" w, 7 plate intaglio (hard ground, aquatint, drypoint, spit bite, shaped copper plates)

Illegal Use

Illegal Use, 2006
31"h x 30" w, 6 plate intaglio (hard ground, soft ground, spit bite, sugar lift, shaped plate) and polyester plate litho roll

Inside Man

Inside Man, 2006
23.5" h x 23.5" w, 3 plate intaglio (hard ground, spit bite) and 2 polyester plate litho

Pique

Pique, 2006
23.5" h x 23.5" w, 2 plate hard ground etching

Secret Garden

Secret Garden, 2006
31"h x 22" w, 2 plate intaglio (hard ground, spit bite) and 3 polyester plate litho rolls

She's Not There

She's Not There, 2006
31" h x 30" w, 4 plate intaglio (hard ground, spit bite, and relief roll on shaped copper plate)

Solitaire

Solitaire, 2006
22" x 16", 4 plate etching with shaped plate

Surfacing

Surfacing, 2006
31" h x 30" w, 4 plate intaglio (hard ground, spit bite, and relief roll on shaped copper plate) with hand drawing