DAN AND HUW DAHLIA

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DAN AND HUW DAHLIA

200.00

Dan & Huw Wood Dahlia

2018

Limited edition of 25

Paper Size 30cm x 39cm

Etching Printed on German Cotton Paper

Posted in archival presentation folder.

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ABOUT THE WORK

My etching work continued when creating work up at Dan Pearson & Huw Morgans garden. Huw had spoken to me about the ancient Japanese calendar of 72 micro seasons. Each season lasting about 5 days. I interpreted this in my own way by focusing on certain plants throughout the year at Dan and Huws garden. Bringing them into the spotlight by applying the same process I used for the beech leaves, of exposing their shape on to photography paper then exposing again onto a metal plate to create an etching. This will be an ongoing project over the many seasons.

Etching Process - Is created by exposing or scratching an image onto a metal plate. The plate is then immersed in acid and the exposed metal is ‘bitten’, producing incised lines. Stronger acid and longer exposure produce more deeply bitten lines. The resist is removed and ink applied to the sunken lines, but wiped from the surface. The plate is then placed against paper and passed through an printing press with great pressure to transfer the ink from the recessed lines. Sometimes ink may be left on the plate surface to provide a background tone. [ referenced from the Tate website ]