A series of 9 prints
As a student, in order to better learn the process of etching, I gave myself the daily practice of starting and completing one print per day.
Each day I took a common shop rag (the same 18 x 18" cotton type used around the print studio for clean up) and folded, arranged, composed it into a form I was satisfied with. The rag, which was pressed into a palette of rolled out printing ink, was then placed on a copper plate and run through the press. The resulting inked impression of the rag on the copper plate was etched, aquatinted, proofed and editioned.
This daily work was repeated for 9 consecutive days, at which time the artist felt he had exhausted both the process and himself.