During my Haven Press residency we decided to fit in a second project. Since Mark owns a laser engraver and was eager to put it to use, he suggested we try a relief print on the etching press. I handed over an image and after some tweaking and vectorizing we were watching as this incredible machine hypnotically engraved the image into a large piece of maple veneer.
Mark then mounted the veneer onto a magnetic sheet. This kept the “plate” in place on the giant etching press.
Each pass had to be hand inked very thoroughly and then cranked through. The results are astounding! The beautiful grain of the maple shows through in the solid areas giving the image a very unique reverberation. One of my favorite prints of my career thus far!
Each pass differed in density and darkness which makes for a varied edition of 25.
Thanks again to Mark and Haven Press!