Print of the week

By Nicole Simpkins

Artist: Heather Brown, art major from northern California
Medium: Intaglio-etching and aquatintAbout the process: The artist paints a copper plate with a protective layer, then “draws” on the plate by removing this where she wants to “etch” dark lines or shapes. The artist then lets the plate sit in a bath of acid, which burns the lines and shapes into the plate. These areas catch and hold ink. The artist prints the image by squishing the inked plate and a piece of paper through a printing press.

About the print: Heather is interested in exploring mutations and abberations in the female form, creating Frankenstinian monsters from myths of women.