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The Contemporary Print Series - Andrew Dailey

The Contemporary Print Series - Andrew Dailey

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Harvest Votive

2018
Etching
Edition of 25 from the Portfolio Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) CSA 2018

ABOUT THE WORK
Andrew Dailey created a limited edition etching approximately 8 x 12 inches in size. Etching is a method of making prints from a
metal plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised by acid. The copperplate is first coated with an acid-resistant substance, called the etching ground, through which the design is drawn with a sharp tool. The ground is usually a compound of beeswax, bitumen, and resin. The plate is then exposed to nitric acid or Dutch mordant, which eats away those areas of the plate unprotected by the ground, forming a pattern of recessed lines. These lines hold the ink, and, when the plate is applied to moist paper, the design transfers to the paper, making a finished print. His imagery kept with the motifs and aesthetic of the Death Votive work and are images of organic forms alongside human-made objects.

“I pair images of organic forms, plant life, and/or animals alongside human-made objects. It is through the relationships of this small visual collection that I explore the ideas of transformation, change, and renewal. I hope to offer up a final image that provokes personal reflection on these, or similar, ideas within the viewer. The imagery chosen for my piece, Harvest Votive, parallels the concept behind the Contemporary Print Series program; a sustained interchange between two entities. Much like an artist and a supporting patron, the rabbit is sustained by its habitat and the role it plays within the ecosystem.  In addition to its metaphoric significance, the visual format comes straight from an ongoing body of work. Harvest Votive is a copper plate etching. I chose this medium for its lush tonality. I utilized a hard ground process that allowed me to develop the image while preserving an active, nuanced and descriptive mark.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andy received his MFA from Miami University, Oxford and BFA from Wright State University. He has won numerous awards for his work in exhibitions throughout the region. He has a myriad of teaching experience and serves currently as the Cultural Arts Program Supervisor for the City of Kettering.

For The Co’s 2018 CSA, he created a limited edition etching approximately 8 x 12 inches in size. Etching is a method of making prints from a metal plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised by acid. The copperplate is first coated with an acid-resistant substance, called the etching ground, through which the design is drawn with a sharp tool. The ground is usually a compound of beeswax, bitumen, and resin. The plate is then exposed to nitric acid or Dutch mordant, which eats away those areas of the plate unprotected by the ground, forming a pattern of recessed lines. These lines hold the ink, and, when the plate is applied to moist paper, the design transfers to the paper, making a finished print. His imagery kept with the motifs and aesthetic of the Death Votive work and are images of organic forms alongside human-made objects.

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