Welcome Swallows at Dusk (2022)
This moody print of welcome swallows is a Tetra Pak drypoint, made by utilising an old milk carton to create the original carved image. After making marks on the carton surface, the carton “plate” is inked up and wiped down using a combination of the intaglio and relief methods.
The soft nature of a Tetra Pak means that only a very small number of prints can be pulled from one plate. In this case, the edition consists of five prints, each quite different from the others in terms of tone and texture. The photographs shown here are of the fourth print from the edition.
The print is 34.8 x 21.8 cm, on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper 39 x 27 cm, unframed.