The thing I have loved about aluminum as a matrix for etching is the ease of attaining a beautiful aquatint without extra steps. The metal erodes in interesting ways that can become chaotic if not monitored, but when the salt and copper sulfate mix is carefully regulated, the results can be amazing. These are some prints I created a while ago using sugar lift, chine-collé, and oil based marker resist.
Atari Rainstorm III, 2015; Sugar lift aluminum etching, chine colle
Third Fugue, 2015; Sugar lift aluminum etching, chine colle
Final Fugue, 2015; Sugar lift aluminum etching, chine colle
Dreams of Sarlacc, 2015; Sugar lift aluminum etching
Second Fugue, 2015; Sugar lift aluminum etching, viscosity print
Honed Jr did sorry work thru his soft knuckles,
Hunks of time innuendoed the poetry in between the pain and the release.
Indirectly varied I Dr the numbers until I can win just one more bag of nickels.
Jr conducts osmosis through the cooked book until he no longer needs to toil.
Ironed inside and outside by 5th grade,
the rest of the sites were not able to make a difference.
I will always be that broken link below you.
404’d until i.give.into.defeat.
Jr learns hide and seek so well he never sees himself again.
I looked for an afternoon but settled instead to eat General Cho (Joe? Tso?) chicken with my hyena landlady, reclining in plastic, a month behind on my student loans,waiting for a new rebirth of poetry.