Surface Seeker 2016

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Surface Seeker 2016

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Surface Seeker 2016
Lithograph 11" x 15"

As my second adventure in lithography I decided to use a traditional litho crayon to create the image on my polyester plate. This drawing medium proved to be much more challenging to control on the plate, requiring longer heat setting and more precise ink handling. The design started as a rough perspective study of a block of buildings in my hometown Bangor, Maine. I transferred the general outlines of the structures to the plate before shading and filling in the details. After heat setting the crayon I moved on to wiping and inking which proved nearly tragic as the image began to wipe off indicating the heat setting hadn't finished. I was able to recover the image by filling in the details with crayon again and heat setting once more. After a few proofs the ink was built up to the level I desired and I was able to pull an edition of 18 before the fill and scumming got too out of hand. To clean up the prints I decided to cut the paper to the edge of the structures and streets. 17 of the 18 prints were entered into an exchange portfolio.

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