Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Printmaking is very expressive and creative as an art, although too often dismissed with little serious attention given to the medium. The line is among the first in a succession of related steps in working out the whole composition of an etching. The printmaking method of which I am involved is line-etching. An etching is working a variety of designs into metal by acid. I use about 18 gauge copper and a hydrochloric acid solution. The action of the acid is as important in creating an etching as is drawing on the plate.
Copyright 1971 Rita M. Smith
Smith, Rita M., "The Progressive Development of Line Control in Etching" (1971). Master's Theses. 1402.