"I'm an Artist not a Tourist" - New York City, Etched & Relief Accordion Print. An Original piece of Art which is a hand-pulled, photographic etching print of the Artist and Tourists taking photos of NYC. Who are really the artists and who really are the tourists?
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To make my photographic etchings, I tour the city I want to depict and photograph city elements, icons, and landmarks. I edit out the best, appropriate shots and strip out the backgrounds of each of them. Once I have isolated objects, I compose my scenes on the computer creating a photomontage, fitting the most culturally significant objects together like a puzzle into a cohesive scene. I then make etching plates using a polymer photogravure technique to translate the photographic elements into printed form and then combine several plates into a single scene. I ink the plates with Akua water-based ink, and print them on Rives BFK cotton-based paper. It all comes together when I run the final through on an etching press.
Etching print on one side, a Relief print on the other. It is folded accordion style and it stands up on its own.
Limited Edition of 13
# Plates: 8
Technique: Polymer Photogravure & Relief
Print hand signed and numbered
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