"Portlandia: A Tower of Creative Power" - Portland, Oregon original art, 29"x18" hand-pulled, photographic etching print of all the most popular landmarks and icons of Portland in a vertical tower.
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: 18" wide x 29" high
Limited Edition of 50
# Plates: 4
Technique: Polymer Photogravure
Prints are shipped in a sturdy roll and shipping includes insurance.
I have one available that is framed for $700 at the PAM Rental Sales Gallery in downtown Portland. It is in a minimal custom black frame to allow the image to shine.