Michael DiCerbo

Michael DiCerbo

New York, NY
Urban Scope, Etching, Aquatint, Drypoint, and Hand Coloring
16 x 20

The concrete, steel and glass of New York City are sources of my inspiration. I try to turn my sense of urban grandeur into geometry of forms, patterns of light and dark that allude to the soaring architecture of New York skyscrapers.

My prints are a combination of etching, aquatint and drypoint. For the last decade or so I start out with a clear piece of contact paper on a piece of copper. I remove pieces of the contact paper and get basic shapes of the buildings. I then do a spray paint aquatint of the exposed copper. I reinforce the composition with line etching and drypoint. In this print the last step was hand coloring with water color after the etching ink was dry.