Sheila and I have been dialing in the acid bath for the perfect etch. Well, mostly Sheila, I usually just do what she says, ” Do not put your hand in the acid, please.”
Since this is a new shop, she has been ramping it back up for production work. Anyone who has ever moved understands, everything changes! All of that motor memory from the last place has to be discarded. New pathways in the brain must be formed!
Soon we’ll be etching for real, but until then a few photos of Sidereal Press and it’s environs:
Yeah – I haven’t posted for a while. Not because I’m lazy (maybe a little) just busy. I have this grant to make a print. Thanks 4Culture! (Gohere to learn how you can help 4Culture keep their funding source.)
So I get to work with Sheila Coppola at Sidereal Press to make a suite of etchings. She has this amazing new shop in Tukwila.
I’m a wee bit jealous at this point. Great light, high ceilings, elbow room. Studio envy?
I can’t wait until next week – perhaps by then we’ll have pulled a proof. I’ll have evidence that I’ve been productive. In the meantime I leave you to contemplate the Putz!
Platform is pleased to announce the publication of a suite of four prints by Scott Fife. Measuring approximately 25″ x 19″ printed from sugar lift, spitbite, and aqua tint plates, they are available in two different paper options:
Okawara Japanese handmade paper
Edition of 8, plus two T/Ps
One plate, 1 color (except Hummingbird which is printed 2 colors a la poupee). Each are hand torn.
Pink paper (handmade by Larry Sommers)
Edition of 10 (#4 to #10 available), plus 2 T/Ps
One plate, 1 color with Sekishu chine-colle (exceptHummingbird which is printed 2 colors a la poupeewith Sekishu chine-colle). Each are hand torn.
Both editions printed by Sheila Coppola, Sidereal Press, Seattle. Flickr photoset of the printing in action here. Photos by Mark Davison.