Anita Hunt

Anita Hunt

Colrain, MA
Strange Reflection 2, Drypoint and Roulette
11 x 10.5

ingredients:
polished copper plate
diamond point scribe
#120 dot pattern roulette
scraper, steel wool, sandpaper
Charbonnell #5591 black ink
Hahnemuhle Copperplate paper

I selected several photographs of my favorite swamp to use as references for this project, the ones with sticks and stumps and hummock configurations that resembled strange creatures and suggested things of unknown substance lurking below the surface of the water. Reflections in water offer up plenty of opportunities to walk that edge between representation and abstraction that I so enjoy. I chose drypoint for its directness (it is essentially drawing on copper) and for the beauty of the velvety tones. Adding the roulette ground at the top of the image gave me the chance to also work subtractively by scraping back the lights, creating an interesting counterpoint to the drawn linear elements and a nice variety of edges.