Work > Ritual

A copper photogravure plate preserves material memory, that which has been processed and etched into the materiality of the plate itself. We may see this transformation as creating a mechanical memory as well as material - the information imbued is contingent on the artist's labor, process and care.

This ritual emphasizes the value in devoting labor and care, time and attention in order to process, analyze and remember.

Each 48" x 72" print was made on 4 full size etched copper plates printed on gampi paper backed with sekishu and then seamed together and backed again with two more layers of sekishu paper using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques and tools.