Down the Rabbit Hole, Copper Etching by Shana James Plate size 20 x 15cm unframed
When I made this piece inspired by Alice Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole, I was thinking about immersing myself in something new, taking a risk, making a leap. What is your new project that relates to Alice?
Traditional copper etching 20 x 15 cm is inked up by hand and turned through an etching press, limited to just 10 archival prints on 100% cotton paper. $180 unframed free postage inside Australia or arrange to pick up. (I can also arrange framing at an added cost). International sales will incur a flat rate of Aus $20 postage and handling.
Etching is a printmaking technique that dates back to the sixteenth century in Europe. The copper plate is prepared with an acid resistant ground. Lines are then drawn into the ground using ascribe (pointed tool). The plate is immersed in a chemical bath and the drawn lines are eaten away creating the image which is then printed. Printing is also a labour-intensive process, whereby ink is rubbed into the surface of the plate and wiped back by the artist and requires an etching press to transfer the image onto the paper. I feel connected to the history of this centuries old process when I make this work.