This is an original etching and aquatint, hand-inked and printed on an antique cast iron press.
A wild beach on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, looking out to a ruined medieval chapel.
Name: Rubh’ an Teampaill
Image size: 15cm x 15cm approx
Edition size: 35
To create the image a metal plate was coated with an acid-resist and a drawing was made directly onto the surface with a fine etching needle. The plate was then etched in an acid bath – during this process areas of the image protected with varnish. The exposed areas of metal are bitten away by the acid, forming recesses that can hold ink.
For each print, the metal plate is hand-inked and wiped then pulled through an etching press under high pressure, As the inking process is completed by hand, each print has slight variations – a unique piece of art.
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