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Boat, Sail, and Cloud

Boat, Sail, and Cloud

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One-of-a-kind sugar-lift etching, after a sketch done in Gloucester, MA.

Original artwork, 2022 · Neta Goren

4x6" / 10x15 cm


Etching and Oil

Paper, unframed

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Artist statement

Artist comment 

Sugar lift etching is a long process by which cooked sugar (like caramel) is used as ink on a copper plate.
Once the caramel dries, it is coated with a "stopping" layer. Once dry, the copper plate is placed underwater for a day or two. The water melts the sugar, and the "stopping" layer is thus lifted and lines are revealed. The plate is now ready to be immersed in the etching acid. Once the copper plate is etched with the sugar lines, aquatint may be introduced to create gray areas. The plate is now ready for printing. An oil-based printing paint is pushed into the lines, in this case, I used a mix of blue and black. Access is cleaned off and the plate is run in the printing press.
The element of surprise in inherent to the printmaking process.

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