Etchings on paper
Bath, England | 2005
Starting with a photography project where I was layering negatives of tree branches photographed from below. In circular compositions I found these new images to resemble growth in petri dishes, or something like capillaries. When I discovered the process of etching one of the things that I was most fascinated by was the technique of slowly removing the material from the surface. I was interested to push an etching plate through extremes of etching multiple layers, drilling holes through the surface and soaking in the acid bath for extended periods of time. The whole process was recorded at each stage along the way for each plate to create this series of paper prints as snapshots from the 'lives' of the round plates and their changing states throughout.