Personal Work (2009)
Copper Plate Etching 1
12 Copper Plate Etchings
William Allik Lyme Old Lyme High School
Composed of just crisp vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, these abstract prints explore the ways in which simple means can create dynamic compositions. Suggestions of perspective and layering are employed to imply a variety of views.
Copper plate etching is a harsh medium. The copper is carved, grooved to create pathways for the ink. The process is unforgiving; each line must be planned ahead. There is no erasure.