"Portland Icons" - Portland, Oregon original art, 8"x10" hand-pulled, photographic etching print mounted on wood panel - Ready to Hang Art! Printed using a sepia tone ink.
It has all of the quintessential icons in the city of Portland.
To make my photographic montage etchings, I start by taking photos of buildings and signs I want to use, then I compose my scenes on the computer creating a photomontage, fitting the most culturally significant objects together like a puzzle into a cohesive scene.
To make the etching plates, I use a polymer photogravure technique to translate the photographic elements into printed form and then combine several plates into a single scene. I ink the plates with Akua water-based ink and print them on Rives BFK cotton-based paper. Each square in the artwork is a different plate. It all comes together when I run the final through on an etching press – pictured above.
One of A Kind
# of Photos used: 7
Ready to Hang
# Plates: 2
Technique: Polymer Photogravure Etching Print mounted on birch wood panel, sealed with cold wax to protect the front