SUSAN DEWITT / ORANGUTAN

Pudge with White Mask.jpg
Pudge with White Mask.jpg
Pudge with White Mask.jpg
Pudge with White Mask.jpg
Pudge with White Mask.jpg
Pudge with White Mask.jpg

SUSAN DEWITT / ORANGUTAN

225.00

'White Mask'   

Intaglio print with chine colle

Actual image is 6.5” X 5”, with border 10" X 11"

This intaglio print started out as a drip painting, using oil-based house paint.  Once dry, I photographed the painting and resized it in Photoshop.  I transferred the image to an acetate film and placed that film face down on top of a metal plate which is coated with a light-sensitive polymer coating.  After exposing this combination in my UV light source, the plate is thereby developed in water to create the final etched plate.  After inking and wiping the plate, I have attached thin colorful papers to the final print, using a chine colle method.  The plate is then run through the etching press to give the final version.  This is a one of a kind print.  

Susan deWitt is a photographer and printmaker living in PDX. More of her work can be found here: susandewitt.net

“Orangutans are one of the most critically endangered of the great apes, due to poaching and habitat loss from deforestation and the palm oil plantations that are devastating Indonesia in 2016.  This is a crucial time for orangutans. The Orangutan Conservancy believes there are only about 40,000 orangutans remaining in Borneo andSumatra.  These gentle creatures are fast disappearing from their habitat and need to be protected.”

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