Posts Tagged ‘small plates’

Icon

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Icon by Amy Crook

Icon by Amy Crook

This is another tiny etching plate, which I inked using a method where the figure, who was etched deep enough to leave an impression in the paper, was inked in yellow, then the plate was wiped mostly clean and the rest of the surface was re-inked in red.

In classical art, yellow is the color of suffering, and of course in modern times we’re all about red for pain and blood. The diluted ink actually bled down the paper a little when it was run through the press, adding to the symbolism.

I actually did a whole series of crucifixion pieces during that time period, though this is definitely the smallest of the lot — the plate itself is only one inch square.

Icon, detail, by Amy Crook

Icon, detail, by Amy Crook

Icon, 1″x1″ etching on a 10″x4″ piece of watercolor paper, $299 with free shipping.

Details about Icon:

  • It’s one of a kind, not part of an edition
  • It’s printed onto watercolor paper, and would need to be matted or framed before display
  • I can matte or frame it for you for a small fee, or you can do it yourself, either way shipping is always free
  • The paper is approximately 10″x4″ but the image is only 1″x1″

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books
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Dichotomies

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Dichotomies by Amy Crook

Dichotomies by Amy Crook

This print uses two small etching plates together in composition. The large plate was a piece of the same found plate from yesterday’s art, and the small plate is one of my series of smaller plates for use in larger pieces, which you can see was inked in two different colors and printed over the darker plate. I’m more pleased with the final result on this one, I think, but I like the contrast between the two pieces.

You can see how the natural deckle edge from a larger sheet of watercolor paper forms the bottom, where the hand-torn edges give character to the other three sides. I was always a bit careless about the process of breaking down the bigger sheets, so this, like many of my prints, isn’t really a perfect rectangle.

Because of the way the composition was created out of several different hand-inked and hand-placed plates, it’s one of a kind.

Dichotomies, 4″x6″ etchings on watercolor paper, $299 with free shipping.

Details about Dichotomies:

  • It’s one of a kind, not part of an edition
  • It’s printed onto watercolor paper, and would need to be matted or framed before display
  • I can matte or frame it for you for a small fee, or you can do it yourself, either way shipping is always free
  • The paper is approximately 4″x6″ and the image goes from edge to edge

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art
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Untitled Print 1

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Untitled Print 1 by Amy Crook

Untitled Print 1 by Amy Crook

This print uses three small etching plates together in composition. The large plate was a bit of found art — a larger piece left behind by some other artists and cut up into intriguing shapes with no real connection to the original composition. The two smaller plates were part of a series of little, reusable etching plates I made by hand.

I have another print like this that I’ll post tomorrow, which uses a different portion of the found plate and another of the small plates in a similar manner.

Because of the way the composition was created out of several different hand-inked and hand-placed plates, it’s one of a kind.

Untitled Print 1, 4″x6″ etchings on watercolor paper, $299 with free shipping.

Details about Untitled Print 1:

  • It’s one of a kind, not part of an edition
  • It’s printed onto watercolor paper, and would need to be matted or framed before display
  • I can matte or frame it for you for a small fee, or you can do it yourself, either way shipping is always free
  • The paper is approximately 4″x6″ and the image goes from edge to edge

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art
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