Erika - Copper Etching Print
These copper etching prints from 2015 take direct inspiration from Karolina Laskowska's "Erika" harness corset from 2014. To see more of my collaborative work with Karolina, you can shop for my Hecate scarf or Karolina's Hecate lingerie collection.
The edition number for this print is very small (three prints on white paper, one of which remains, and four on cream paper, three of which remain), but there are also seven Artist's Proofs available. In these proofs, I test my etched copper at different stages, check printing pressure, and experiment with color. In general, the editioned prints are printed to a higher standard of quality, but the AP prints have some interesting features that I actually prefer to the polished prints, including color overlays and a certain unfinished quality that I find very appealing. (In fact, the one that I'm keeping is technically unfinished -- I just like it better that way.)
Paper size varies, but printed area measures 15cm x 23cm. They are printed on heavy weight off-white archival paper with raw torn edges.
Please note that there are small differences between prints, including slight shifts in registration, small dots of ink from the printing plate, and subtle variations in tone. While not intentional features of the prints, such "imperfections" are to be expected and they serve as a reminder of the labour involved in this method of printmaking. However, please also note that a few prints have minimal tan staining (diluted sepia ink) along the edges, and worn paper in some area. This won't effect the aesthetics of the piece when framed, but is still reflected in the low price nonetheless.