Barbara Patera Seattle Washington USA
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Name: Barbara Patera
Location: Seattle USA
Print Title: " Leaving Czechoslovakia "Only my second attempt using the reduction process I had some trouble with my registration. However, the biggest problem was with the ink. After the first 2 colors (of 4) the plate kept developing raised globules ( pinhole to almost 1/16". Scraped, cleaned, re-sealed the plate numerous times but the blobs returned (shades of early 50's SciFi movies).. Hence the strange texture of this print.
Paper Dimension: 7.5" X 10"
Image Dimension: 5.75" X 8.25"
Block: All Shina Ply.
Ink: Charbonelle Etching - Yellow Ochre, Snow White, Oriental Blue, Paynes Gray, Carbon Black, and Transparent White
Paper: Magnani Pescia - White
Comments: This print is about my Father-In Law coming to this country in 1906.How he must have looked and how alone he must have felt.