Beauty in a box – Spindle Tree/Pfaffenhütchen
inkl. 7 % MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
H 32,5 cm x W 13,5 cm x D 1 cm
Original, Framed in a box
This “Beauty” is out of a series called the Twelve Apostels. The way it is presented here gives tribute to the importance of every little plant on this planet, thus its placed on a little throne. So it looks as if is floating in front of the background. It is a sugar lift etching, where the plants where drawn with a Japanese brush and a sugar solution onto a degreased copper plate. The plate is covered with an acid free lacquer and then immersed in a hot water bath. Thus the sugar drawing dissolves and breaks away the lacquer. Now the plate can be placed in the acid bath where the acid bites in the marked areas. The copper plate is etched very deeply to create a deep groove. Here, the oil based ink is rubbed in and printed onto a fine acid free rag paper. The background is later applied with a rubber roller and transparent ink. The name “The Twelve Apostles” gives reverence to the importance plants had and have for all life on earth. In the close up one can see the nice work the acid did to the copper. Each print is signed with a fine pencil.