Marty Epp-Carter

Marty Epp-Carter

Simpsonville, SC
Origins, Intaglio
16.5 x 18

Ingredients:
1 previously used copper plate with indentations created with a brick.
Hard ground
Etching needle
Stop out varnish (Careful! Toxic!)
Aquatint box, rosin and hot plate

Begin with:
Focused motivation driven by a concern regarding the current intersection of humankind and consumerism with nature and the environment. Concentrate this motivation into a two and a half year MFA program culminating in a thesis show.

Process:
Apply aquatint to entire plate. Coat plate with hard ground. Use etching needle to write story of humankind (backwards and right to left) across foreground of plate. Write with no prior planning, let words flow in a stream-of-consciousness way. Along horizon line, create an environment that depicts an apocalyptic aftermath of buildings, burned trees and smoke, with no sign of life, only signs of destruction. Develop these images with both line etch and aquatint values.