"I'm an Artist not a Tourist" - New York City, Etched Accordion Print. An Original piece of Art which is a hand-pulled, photographic etching print of the Artist and Tourists taking photos of NYC. One side is of Times Square and the other is around Wall Street. 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.
Dimensions: 15"x20"x5" - Two sided etching, accordion style print which stands up on it's own
Limited Edition of 5
# Plates: 8
Technique: Polymer Photogravure
Print hand signed and numbered
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