Wayne Miyamoto

Wayne Miyamoto

Hilo, HI
Kami Figure, Mountain and Sea, Intaglio with Chine Colle
20 x 16

In intaglio printmaking, form and space, color, light, and visual rhythms are developed through the etching process on metal plates. During printing the ink is removed from the topmost surfaces and left in the crevices and grooves below the surface of the plate. The printing paper retrieves the ink from the crevices and grooves when it is pressed into the metal plate during printing.

• prepare the zinc or copper plate with hard ground
• draw through the hard ground, stopping out as necessary, and etch
• repeat several times
• print a state proof
• apply soft-ground textures, open-bite, sugar-lift, and/or aquatint as necessary
• repeat if necessary
• print a state proof
• work the surface with hand tools and machine tools
• print a state proof
• re-etch with different grounds as necessary
• print a state proof
• rework until the image is complete