etching

As part of the Print Club, I created a series of etchings. Therefore I experimented with shapes, textures and compositions. As a unifying element I chose a consitent format and restricted myself to the colors black and white. I assembled the results into a zine by printing a selection of the resulting printing plates on a single sheet of paper.

Different textures emerged depending on how the wax ground broke open when placed in the acid bath for different time periods, through variations in polishing technique, the use of different tools, and diverse results when working on the front versus the back of the metal plates. I also wanted to test possibilities of generating halftones without using aquatint. The motifs evolved from several smaller elements to a few or even single larger elements.

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zine

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