"Crossing the Willamette" - Portland, Oregon original art, 35"x16" hand-pulled, photographic etching print of the skyline of Portland with a view of the Willamette River. This is an adapted view of Portland from the Marquam Bridge.
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.
Each print is numbered, hand signed, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Dimensions: 35" wide x 16" tall
Limited Edition of 50
# Plates: 8
Technique: Polymer Photogravure
Prints are shipped in a sturdy roll and shipping includes insurance.
Materials: photo polymer plates, camera, etching press, computer, water based ink, cotton based archival paper, solarplate.