Flowers of Fire by Jami Taback

Flowers of Fire by Jami Taback

Flowers of Fire

Jami Taback

Title

Flowers of Fire

 
Artist

Jami Taback

  1953 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2009  
Technique
copper plate etching and spit bite 
Image Size
9 7/8 x 7 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
7 of 25  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
white Pescia wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JATA106 
Price
$800.00 
Description

"Flowers of Fire" was done as an etching, using a copper plate. in addition to the traditional etching Taback employed the use of "spit-bite" (a mixture of nitric acid and Gum Arabic - or saliva) spattered on the surface of the plate to achieve the tonal effect she wanted for this composition.

Taback etches a "flower" that explodes like a comet or a pinwheel firework over the surface. With the spit-bite she creates a dark center surrounded by a red glow hovering over what could be the edge of the planet - or the garden.

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