Thursday, February 03, 2005

Printmaking

Art is so weird. There are a lot of things under that category. I love art. It's so diverse and you get to tie in a lot of other subjects and information.

Right now I am partaking in the journey of PRINTMAKING, specifically Intaglio. It's really neat. There is a lot that goes into the process. During this process we play with chemistry and the chemistry of it can take the design into many different formations that you couldn't predict.

first you have this zinc plate, you put acid resistant liquid on it and let it dry. Then you carve your design into it and place it into a bath of nitric acid. Woo hoo. acid. The acid bites into the plate where you scratched off the acid resitant material. AFter you bite it you have an image and then you print it with ink on soft, thick paper. You can bite the plate a ton of times leaving different formations. Layers. whatnot. It's all very exciting.

2 Comments:

At 3:40 PM, Blogger EverApologetic said...

That sounds like fun and very interesting. seeing as how i would like to be artsy but have no talent (whatsoever), i would probably really enjoy it but suck at it. too bad for me...

i love reading about art, and viewing art, and wishing i could make art. Ever heard of Alberto Giacametti? he is one of my favorites in sculpture. And Corinne Hartley is a little old lady (very nice) who paints and sculpts. I dunno, i guess there is a lot to art that people (including myself) tend to neglect when we focus on painting/sculpting... so sad... :(

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger aaron b. said...

Damn you and your cool classes. I just go to school and they teach me lies! LIES!

 

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