Saturday, February 6, 2010


I just completed "Bound".

I'm happy that I moved the quartet of images from the center of the background and introduced a more random lace pattern. There are two plates. The background plate was inked as an intaglio with a warm yellow and then a surface roll of gray blue ink was applied. The small intaglio plate was inked in a dark blue gray, placed in position, and run through the press.

I finished the print by adding metal eyelets and black cotton twine for lacing. Yellow ocher thread was hand stitched in the central section.


  1. Yes, I agree with the others Melody, this is great! I love your colour choices and the tension between the soft lacy border imagery and the darker, more aggressive binding. The actual rivets and lacing are a perfect touch. Beautifully done.

  2. Thank you all for your positive comments; they're greatly appreciated! It's wonderful to get some outside feedback when you're working alone in the studio. I just dropped the print off at the Slater Museum for the 67th Connecticut Artists Exhibition. I'll know by mid week if it was accepted into the show.

  3. I love it! Powerful. That cutting up and rearranging you did in the last post was a great way to shake it up and get it all to come together.