The Wanderer Print: 5th State Description
In this final print in the Wanderer suite, I’ve hand-applied an accent of 23 K gold leaf to a rich carbon-black field lit by luminous reflections from a hand-laid silver leaf background.
I drew in sgraffito when working on this print, scratching through its’ velvet-black layer of carbon black to reveal the silver ground beneath. I offset the swirling, mysterious image that emerged with a thin semi-circle of gold; a crescent moon low in a pre-dawn sky.
The reflective silver image area of this print measures 6 by 8 inches and the outside dimensions of the 100 percent cotton rag paper are 8 by 10 inches.
The hand-prepared paper and hand-applied gold and silver leaf mean that there are small differences between the 15 prints in this edition that make each one unique.
The all-black inks used in this print were mixed by hand. It was printed here in the studio using the Amish Inkjet.
I’ve used archival materials throughout this museum quality fine art print. Since the metal in the silver leaf is aluminum and the gold leaf is high-karat, there’s no worry about tarnishing.