Artwork > Rag Prints (a series of 9 prints) 1994

Rag Prints(a series of 9 prints)
etching
18 x 17" (image size, each)
1994
Rag Print (Day 1)
etching
18 x 17" (image size)
1994
Rag Print (Day 2)
etching
18 x 17" (image size)
1994
Rag Print (Day 3)
etching
18 x 17" (image size)
1994

This was my first attempt at etching. So in order to better learn the process I gave myself a disciplined daily practice of starting and completing one print per day.

Each day I took a common shop rag (the same 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.

I repeated this process each day for 9 consecutive days, at which time both process and myself exhausted itself.