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March of the Mad Hares

Sometimes we find an area of expression that consumes a lifetime.  Mine happens to be an artform called printmaking.  It utilizes copper or zinc plates and subjects them to many processes.  The image is drawn in reverse, which means the artist must see images and values in reverse.  After the images are etched onto a plate, then they must be transferred, or printed to paper.  This is the printing process and utilizes a large printing press, also called an intaglio press.  The plate is wiped with ink and carefully registered with the paper.  The press applies tons of pressure to deboss a beautiful image called an intaglio.  Intaglios come in several forms, the chief two are called etching and engraving.  There is no art form quite like a well printed etching.  All line are debossed with one powerful, clean, and spontaneous stroke; the image shouts, printmaking.

Below, I have created a little montage of my images onto a video.  I am not an expert with editing programs, but wanted to do a video because it is a good vehicle for containing my work.

“March of the Mad Hares,” represents the art of Professor Ralph Slatton, done in the printmaking process called, intaglio. His animal images represent the individual cages in which humans hide, and the surreal landscapes that exist within each individual.

  1. April 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Ralph
    I came across you on a website called art-3000
    and came on here – I love printmaking too although I don’t think I would measure up to your obvious high technical ability.
    But more importantly your work is INTERESTING and engaging. Like myself yours is a world generated from the imagination
    although in different ways. I always work figuratively too.
    I always seem to just end up doing things my own idiosyncratic way.
    You were always a ‘willful individual’ as mother used to say.

    keep up the good work…………

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