WHAT IS AN EMBOSSED PRINT?
An EMBOSSED PRINT is a relief print that is taken off of a plate, with or without ink.In these particular embossed prints I use a combination of inked and un-inked (Blind Embossing) techniques. The original plate is a #40 grit disc of sandpaper that is inked and printed.The grit of the coarse sandpaper leaves a beautiful texture embedded in the 100% rag paper. This rich stippled surface enhances the color of the inked impression and catches light and shadow on the uninked areas.
HOW THESE PRINTS CAME TO BE
In these series of prints titled “Moons”, Cyclones”, Rascals” and “Solos,” I am exploring the possibilities that different objects and materials had to offer as printable elements. With access to an etching press, I inked up and printed #40 grit sanding disk right off the hardware store shelf. In addition to developing a series of multi colored geometric patterns within a defined shape, the 6” circle, I had the ability to combine blind embossed sections of pure texture with inked sections, all in one print. This was a very exciting idea to work with. Some of these images are printed in editions of two prints per plate, while others are monoprints.
EMBOSSED PRINTS
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