Lindsay Buchman at Press Works

Lindsay Buchman journeyed all the way from Philly to Press Works this weekend and brought with her a set of SolarplateTM etchings with the intention of creating a suite of monoprints rather than an edition. The challenge for Lindsay and Todd was to break up the strong rectangular edges of her etchings. She was looking to add subtle, transparent elements of shape and value over the printed plates in the hopes of reinforcing the evocative nature of the images. Lindsay took photographs of her Philadelphia neighborhood early in the morning to get that deserted look. After trying various approaches using transparent colors and values they decided to concentrate on transparent blacks and simple torn paper stencils to break up the rectangular format.  Lindsay will return on May 13th to finish the series.