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The Artist’s Process

Just like creating an intaglio print (an etching), the copper sheets must be sanded and cleaned and the image transferred and blocked before being submerged into an acid bath. The acid “eats” the unblocked areas. In etching, these recessed areas receive the ink to create the print.

The Artist uses this very old process with some new innovations. Thanks to all of those who needed a photo-transfer system to create circuit boards, products where created. Using just such a product, the photographic work or drawings by Carr are transferred with heat (an iron) to the prepared copper. The copper plates are placed in the acid bath, etched, cleaned, and treated with heat to create the variation of colors on the copper (patinas).