GRAPHITE DRAWINGS ON GROUND GLASS (Pathogen series)
Graphite Drawings on Ground Glass
You may wonder why these drawings were done on glass; it is a good question. In 2010, I took a workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico to learn the photopolymer printing process. The photopolymer process (described under the PRINT link above) requires drawing on a transparent glass plate (or transparency) to create a successful plate ready for the etching process. Drawing on ground glass (made by rubbing two glass plates together with wet carborundum powder between) is much like drawing on stone. The result is an image which, when printed, slightly resembles a lithograph. I enjoyed the process of drawing on ground glass so well that I decided to create a series of drawings for Ubiquitous, a solo exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum in 2014. Several of these drawings are multi-layered, with one to two additional drawings on mylar beneath the glass plate. I did this to create a sense of depth.
(To view the exhibition containing these drawings, click here: Ubiquitous: Migration of Pathogens).