Faux-Printeresting Tuesday: Armsrock Light Projections

You know how sometimes, after you’ve scratched your image into that rich brown hard ground and you’re taking it to the acid bath, the copper catches the light just so, and it’s so beautiful that you almost don’t want to etch it at all? Maybe just stick that fella in a frame, and call it a day?

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That’s how I feel about these “light impressions” by Armsrock. The artist used an etching needle to draw on a coated slide and projected the result for Glow ’09.

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I’m not that crazy about the drawings themselves, but what a glorious gimmick!

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4 Responses to “Faux-Printeresting Tuesday: Armsrock Light Projections”

  1. mark says:

    it is sorta printish. it’s a light print…kinda like a cross between durer and noble & webster…

  2. Aino says:

    I love that moment of hesitation next to the pool of acid. What I sometimes do is I leave the plate sitting on a window sill for a day or so until I cease to be amazed by the effect and then go on with the work.

    What’s strange about these pictures is that they’re drawn as negative – as though the line is supposed to be black and the thing with the light is an afterthought. I think that’s what makes it look like a work in progress which gives the picture a dynamic twist.

  3. joey says:

    I love this technique! What are you etching onto/into? I haven’t had any experience with lithography, but I have made prints – wood and lino.

  4. joey says:

    I love this technique! What are you etching onto/into? I haven’t had any experience with lithography, but I have made prints – wood and lino. And where is the light source… if someone walks between it and the wall, will you see their shadow?