Then IV by Cleo Wilkinson
This work emphasises singularity and silence, whilst nursing the image out out of its pitch black womb into hope - in the form of light. The process has a primordial spiritual magic.
The Mezzotint technique remains unchanged for the last 300 years. It achieves tonality by roughening the metal plate with a metal tool, a rocker. The small teeth on the rocker create burrs that hold ink during the printing process. The rocked areas that are left will produce a rich black print, areas that have been burnished will hold less ink, producing lighter values.
Artwork size: 12cm x 12cm