Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Foot Bridge With Hand Rail
My last post had to do with the April exhibition at North Bank Gallery, Maps and Bridges. Since I had a Maps piece I thought I would do a Bridge piece, too. Naturally, as it would to anyone, my first thought was to do a Foot Bridge with Hand Rail. This is a color intaglio print. The green texture is printed on both sides of a very thin mulberry paper and the white foot and hands are chine collé with another mulberry paper. Both of these, after their run through the press, are put through the press one more time to laminate them to a sheet of Somerset Satin and emboss the plate mark. You just gotta love a language that allows you play with it so freely, don't you? Some other ideas, which unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, depending upon your viewpoint, were: Bridge hand, Bridge game, Bridge rubber (now that one I thought had great possibilities), from there on they went steadily down hill... I think I will quit while I'm ahead.