David Bumbeck

David Bumbeck

Middlebury, VT
Enchantment, Etching, Aquating & Engraving
16 x 21

Time means nothing in our aesthetic heritage since the dawn of history. My eclectic visual vocabulary blossoms from luminary qualities of the arts and culture. “Enchantment” was originally a collage of Xerox copies from Raphael, Currier and Ives, and other sources transferred to zinc and selectively etched through a photoground surface. On this foundation, I worked for weeks overlaying etched lines, open bite, aquatint and engraving to develop the overall composition. Careful scraping and burnishing completed the plate. Its shape was enhanced by three blind embossments from sculpted copper plates. I printed the ensemble on Arches Cover Stock in an edition of 80 in 1998. The plates have been destroyed.