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Portland Etching -- Portland Icons -- Hand-Printed -- Photographic Etching

Regular price $200.00

I only have 1 available that is framed for $200. It is in a lovely minimal black custom frame. The framed print is available for pickup. Email me if you are interested.

Sidestreet Arts in Portland has one available as an unframed print. 

"Portland Icons" - Portland, Oregon original art, 13"x15" hand-pulled, photographic etching print of all the quintessential icons in the city of Portland, Oregon.

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: 13"x15"
Limited Edition of 75
# of Photos used: 7
# Plates: 2
Technique: Polymer Photogravure
Prints are numbered and hand signed

Materials: photopolymer plates, camera, etching press, computer, water-based ink, cotton-based archival paper, solarplate.

No more of these will be printed due to The City of Portland's new fees to use the White Stage Portland, Oregon Sign (TM).