The artwork is created by acid etching the image - lines, textures, tones, etc. - into a copper plate. The incised etched out areas are then filled by hand, with a thick oil-based ink, made specially for this process. Next, the inked plate is covered by a damp sheet of special etching paper and run through a traditional etching press. The pressure transfers the inked image, in this case a dark and shadowy color, to the paper. There is an overall weathered grey texture etched in the the surface of the plate, that give the image an antiqued effect with an irregular border. Each print ''pulled'' is then hand painted to attain the variety of colors, tones, textures to complete the artwork.
The image is 15"x10" plus a generous border. Coral Callas should be framed and under glass or acrylic. Limited edition of 200.