08 July 2015

New Print: Earthquake


I've started the next print in my new Almanack series. This one starts with a 1767 definition of earthquakes:
An earthquake… is caused by means of Wind that be enclosed within the Caves of the Earth and can  find no passage to break forth.
I'm using the same pin and tab registration for this large print that I used for the previous print and again I'm printing on dry paper. Because the paper is dry, and because it's a lot of area to burnish with a baren, I'm building up the color with multiple thin washes. The photo above shows the result of laying down approximately ten layers of color. More to come…

2 comments:

Coreopsis said...

These prints are really really interesting--they're beautiful, and it's fascinating to watch your process.

Annie B said...

Thank you!