26 September 2013

Pay-What-You-Want Intaglio Prints -- Batch 1

For details on how this sale works, please see my previous post. The short version is, I need cash quick, so I'm having a sale. If you want something, leave a comment. You pay shipping and whatever else you want above that, and I send you prints. (Local folks have the option of pick-up instead of shipping.)

 The prints in this post are all hand-pulled intaglio prints. There are etchings, engravings, aquatints, and mixes several processes. Most were printed from copper plates, though a few were zinc plates, and one was a copper plate with a polymer coating. Most of them were worked entirely by hand. One -- the moths -- was made via a photo-polymer process from my own drawings and vintage images. Part of the multi-plate jellyfish was photocopy transfer resist on copper.

Many of these prints are limited edition and will never be reprinted. The ones marked "proof" were not editioned, and while a few of them may eventually be editioned, most of them probably won't be. I'll mention in the notes whether or not they may someday be re-printed.

Variations on a Sea Jelly



3-plate intaglio print with a la poupée colour on the largest plate
one plate is line etching (the smallest), one was made by photocopy transfer resist from the old natural history images of Ernst Haeckel (the mid-size one), and one is line etching with aquatint (the largest)
20 inches wide by 15 inches high on 100% rag printmaking paper, with the smaller plates on Japanese kozuke paper, printed and pasted on simultaneously with printing the large plate
edition of 6, signed, numbered, and dated on the back
4 left (numbers 2, 3, 5, and 6)
original retail $120

Sea Jelly Experimental Proofs




single-plate line etching with aquatint
printed in white ink with colours added a la poupée (added to the plate and wiped after the main colour is put on)
15 inches wide by 20 inches tall on 100% rag printmaking paper
varied edition of 4, signed, numbered, and dated on the front
2 left (numbers 2 and 4) -- number 2 is nearly all white with just a slight touch of yellow, number 4 has quite of bit of magenta, yellow, and blue

Fig 9 Sea Jelly Proof




single-plate line etching
3 inches wide by 6 inches tall on 100% rag paper (some on print akin and some of text weight)
not editioned (but the plate was used in Variations on a Sea Jelly, above) I may re-print this in future
2 left (the printing is not as bright or clear as the example shown, nor is the image signed as on this one -- it will be signed on the bottom instead) -- one on textweight paper, one on rag (the one on rag is a better impression)
original retail $15

FS daVinci



3-plate intaglio print (two plates are two-colour wipe-and-roll), plus the artist's thumbprint
two plates are copper line etchings, and one (the squid) is a zinc engraving
15 inches wide by 10.5 inches high on 100% rag printmaking paper
varied edition of 8 (variations are minor), signed, numbered, and dated on the front
8 left
original retail $50

Figure 1: Book Mimicry in Moths found in the Laputa Pansophic University Library



single-plate etching, made on a copper plate coated with photosensitive polymer (the moth drawings are my own, while the text is from historical books), paper tea-stained on the edges and razor-cut on one side to simulate a book page
10 inches wide by 7.5 inches high on 100% printmaking rag paper
edition of 10, signed, numbered, and dated on the back
5 left (numbers 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10)
original retail $45

The Beak of Finch, Esq.



single-plate intaglio with line etching, aquatint and drypoint
10 inches wide by about 14 inches high on 100% printmaking rag paper
not editioned (I printed three or four and may re-print at some later date), but signed and dated on the front
1 left
original retail $45

Gears & Steam




single-plate intaglio with line etching, aquatint, drypoint, and spit bite
10 inches wide by about 14 inches high on 100% printmaking rag paper
not editioned (I printed three and will not be re-printing), but signed and dated on the front
2 left
original retail $45

Liminal




single-plate intaglio with line etching, aquatint and drypoint
10 inches wide by about 14 inches high on 100% printmaking rag paper
not editioned (I printed three and will not be re-printing -- the plate has been physically destroyed), but signed and dated on the front
1 left
original retail $45

Interstitial




single-plate intaglio with line etching, aquatint, drypoint, burnishing, and deep-bite etching
this was creating by altering the plate from Liminal, above
10 inches wide by about 14 inches high on 100% printmaking rag paper
not editioned (I printed three and will not re-print -- the plate has been destroyed), but signed and dated on the front
2 left (one in black ink as shown, and one in dark green ink)
original retail $45

I have a few more intalio prints left to post, but I have to find them and photograph them first, so watch for those, and the relief/letterpress prints and other stuff tomorrow.



1 comment:

Niko said...

The white sea jelly experimental proof is now spoken for, in case anyone was wondering.