|Randy Twaddle at work on Lankydoo|
Randy came to Flatbed to plan his etching and we discussed working with a Transformer image. Randy's transformer images are influenced by heavy electrical wiring and transformers seen (and not really "seen") in our urban environment. Randy has long been fascinated with these images and we deemed it ideal for the printmaking techniques of aquatint and line etching. We determined that he would create the linear forms with line etching and tightly controlled aquatint etched to print a deep and dense black. The free-form fluid "ground" to be printed in a transparent brown would be created with aquatint etched with his pouring a nitric acid solution directly onto the copper plate. Randy would have some control over the directional "run" of the acid but ultimately, the flux of the acid would create its own shape and gradations.
|Master Printer Tracy Mayrello proofing Lankydoo|
As is the case with all fine art prints as well as any art object, this work should be experienced first hand. Lankydoo is now on exhibition at Flatbed. Our gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm. We are also open by appointment to all who would like to see this or any of our prints outside of normal open hours.