Shawn Lopez

Theme: Emergence
Introduction to Printmaking, BGSU; Etching (left to right, top to bottom): line etch, aquatint, softground, chine collé, viscosity roll, á la poupeé; 6” x 9”; 2014

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Students gained an understanding of a large number of intaglio techniques by transforming a plate from line etch through color impressions over the course of a few weeks. The theme alludes to the way the image develops over the course of the project. This print represents the student’s exploration of his own Aztec ancestry.