A section of bark on an aging beech tree provided the basis for this print. I hope that my interpretation capture the textures and patterns of this beech mosaic.
I learned the technique used to make this print from Andrew Baldwin
in a workshop that he taught at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
in Florence, MA. Baldwin developed a non-toxic method,using powdered sugar with his novel etching ground
, for this aquatint process that David Hockney used in his Blue Guitar
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