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Thursday, January 31, 2008
This image was created strictly by the intaglio process; etching and aquatint were used. Two zinc plates were used so that I could get more color possibilites out of one 'pass' through the pressbed. This is considered student work (while I was studying at University of New Mexico). The acid bath required to etch a zinc plate is very toxic, so this is not something I would do in my studio here at home. Instead, I use copper plates as the acid required for copper is not as dangerous to use.