I have been feeling a strange urge to get back into etching lately…something I haven’t done for over a decade (my god! has it really been that long??).

I ran across these prints by Michael Mazur for Robert Pinsky’s translation of Dante’s Inferno and now feel the urgent need to get on it and find a print studio asap!

The deep velvety blackness and loose drippy marks are exactly the qualities I want for my own prints…a close translation of the paintings I have been working on to print.

Love the ethereal quality in the one below.

They remind me of Goya’s ‘Giant’ aquatint, printed in 1818:

Gorgeous. Now if only I could remember how to aquatint…!