LIFE and Death: Process

 

Initial sketches for book box and materials needed.

Initial sketches for individual prints and printed vellum cover sheets.

Using acid I etched into the steel and created the plates I would use to print the final art.

Using acid I etched into the steel and created the plates I would use to print the final art.

 

LIFE AND DEATH

 

Prints created in the Island Press Studio exploring the combination of etching and pronto-plates in printmaking. The vellum overlays are simultaneously protective and aesthetic additions for the prints. Each vellum overlay is designed specifically for the corresponding print underneath. The etched prints are completed by using steel that has been etched in acid and then printed. The pronto plate prints are created by printing onto pronto paper and heating the pronto plate so that the printed surface holds ink. The two printing techniques were used in combination for every print. The custom box is handmade and designed specifically for this project.