Magpie XVII


Medium: drypoint engraving on paper
Year created: 2017
Edition: 30 
MAGPIE – A suite of twenty four drypoint engravings that celebrate the magpie’s delightful, ubiquitous presence in all our lives.
Paper: 300gsm cream Hahnemuller  paper, 22x25cm
Printed by the artist by hand, in her studio in Lismore
Presentation: the works are presented numbered and signed, in a cello packet with backing board, with editioning certificate. Ready to frame immediately or to store
Price: includes $5 per print for packing and postage anywhere in Australia. Contact us for quote to freight elsewhere.



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The artwork genre of printmaking describes original, handmade artworks usually created in multiples. Even though they share the same name as commercially produced prints, these are not giclée prints. Each print is created, inked and printed by hand, by the artist. Drypoint printing, or engraving, is the simplest form of printmaking. The image is scratched onto a thin piece of metal or plastic, using a sharp tool. The plate is then inked and wiped by hand, before it’s passed though a hand turned etching press. The press, which acts like an old fashioned mangle, squeezes the ink from the scratches onto a piece of damp paper. The process of inking and printing is repeated for each individual print. This suite of etching utilizes the wiping technique known as “plate tone” where a thin film of ink is left on the plate. Consequently there are minor wiping variations within each edition. An edition is a group of prints, all the same or similar to each other, printed from the same plate. Each individual print is signed and numbered by the artist, indicating how many prints are in the edition and which print this is. Sometimes an artist will sell or exhibit his or her artist proofs, or other proofs fro