Etchings on paper
Bath, England | 2005
Starting with a photography project where I was layering negatives of tree branches, photographed from below with the sky in the background. In circular compositions I found these new images to resemble capillaries of the body or growth in petri dishes. When I discovered the process of etching one of the things that I was fascinated by was it was a process of taking away the material, more like carving from a block of stone. 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 for each plate along the way to create this series of paper prints as snapshots from the lives of the round plates and their changing states throughout.