Metal Ink-Orporated: a collaboration between metalsmiths and printmakers

Leah Hardy at the University of Wyoming organized a collaborative exchange between metalsmiths and printmakers. Each would etch something into a 6 x 12" piece of sheet copper and then swap and do something with whatever they got. I just got my finished object out the door in time for the show in Laramie. Images of the work in progress and finished piece are below. If you want all the gory details on my thought processes, you can download the statement pdf here. This project was a great opportunity to break away from my usual mode of making but trying to preserve the initial texture provided was frustrating at times. If not for the swap, this is not how I would have gone about producing such a piece. I was paired with Sarah Smelser who makes loveley, prints. The plate I sent to her was packed with altered images of vents (of course).