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February 18, 2018

Artist Statement
Complete Series

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I. Template drawings for prints in progress.

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II. Applying ground to the plate.

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III. Drawing on the plate.

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IV. Plate in  the Dutch mordant etch.

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V. Testing the depth of the etched area.

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VI. Drawing on the plate.

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VII. Melting the rosin for aquatint with blow torch.

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VII. Spit-bite process.

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IX. Spit-bite close-up.

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X. Rocking the mezzotint.

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XI. Key plate proofs.

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XII. First color proofs, cut up and developing.  Digital images of mushrooms are moving in.

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XIII. Color proofing:  keeping track of many ink colors and their formulas for color proofs.

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XIV. Inking the intaglio plate.

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XV. Pulling up the first proof (digital images will come later).

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XVI. Deciding on the color (the left one won).