Despite not knowing what will happen, Alice chooses to jump down the rabbit hole. This etching shows Alice in the liminal space between jumping and landing, it is a place where the decision has been made but the outcome is unknown. It can be a difficult space to be, where one may question the decision. I think Alice would feel glad she jumped, not withstanding the difficulty of navigating Wonderland. Please note this price is for the unframed work.
Traditional copper etching 10cm x 12 cm is inked up by hand and turned through an etching press, limited to just 10 archival prints on 100% cotton paper. $160 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 resitant 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.