Waltz is a multi-plate deeply bitten, sugarlift aquatint etching printed onto a thin translucent paper*. The technique of sugarlift (painting with sugar) allows for gestural and painterly marks to be etched into the copper plate and plates were deeply bitten to hold a large amount of ink. As its name suggests the gestural quality of the painted marks imply the movement of the dance. Being printed from both sides also alludes to the “partner”.
Waltz (ed. of 12)
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