Mary Teichman

Mary Teichman

Holyoke, MA
No Exit, Color Etching
24.25 x 18

Four copper plates—beveled, Ferric Chloride solution, Hardground, Softground, Asphaltum, Etching Needles, Textured fabric scraps, Rosin Powder, Scrapers, Burnishers, Burins, Alchohol, Kerosene, Pencils, Tracing paper, Paper towels, Charbonnel etching ink, Alizaron Crimson, Prussian Blue and Chrome Yelloe powdered pigments, Burnt plate oil, Tarleten rags, Old phone book pages, Q-tips, Saunders Watercolor Paper.

TECHINQUES: Line etching, Aquatint, Softground, Engraving

Printing: Four copper plates, one for each primary color: yellow, red, blue and black. The plates are printed directly on top of the previuos color, wet on wet, producing secoddary colors as well as browns and grays. The ink is pressed under great pressure from the inked plated into the fibers of the dampened paper, producing rich, dense colors and textures that are unique to this medium. More painterly than many other printmaking proceses, each plate has a full and subtle range of values from light to dark and when overlapped the diversity of color is virtually limitless.