Etched Brass, patina
12”H x 24”W (each panel 12” x 12”)
"When I first began to etch metal, my goal was exacting pattern replication. And the technology certainly exists for that. I could send my work out to an industrial facility to be etched rather than doing it myself, or I could abandon etching altogether and get all of my work laser cut. I create most of my imagery digitally anyway, so it would be easy enough. But as my practice evolved, I discovered that pieces with imperfections were more interesting than those that were nothing but faithful reproductions. Unexpected elements like voids and additional texturing added complexity to the graphic nature of my work. So I decided to shift focus to the creation and development of non-traditional techniques to deliberately encourage elements of the unexpected, with the intent to propel them to the forefront as textural elements as important as color or imagery. These techniques require hands-on, low tech approaches, bringing handcraft back into what could otherwise be an entirely industrial process. I continue to embrace technology for its precision in image creation and ease of image manipulation, but I’ve made a conscious choice to abandon it when it comes to production."
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This piece is part of the exhibition Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination, Innovation, on view in the Sally D Francisco Gallery through May 19th. Purchased pieces can be picked up or shipped after this date.