stage 1: pencil drawing, technique: graphite on paper, 36" x 24"
stage 2: line etching based on the pencil drawing, materials: copper plate, charbonnel hard ground
stage 3: tone and textures, materials: sugar lift mix and photocopier toner
stage 4: engraving and tonal adjustments, materials: burins, rullets, burnishers, spray paint aquatint
concept of the print
Video features Pamela Ambrose
Director of Loyola University Museum of Art
CAN-TV Chicago Access Network Television
"While working on the print for the show, I was inspired by an ancient Chinese proverb:
"A fish rots from the head down." It captures perfectly the central theme of my print.
It serves as a metaphor for the state of contemporary American politics. Government corruption,
barely concealed under a thin veneer of hollow slogans, has led the country to the verge of
political and economic disaster."
From the televised [CAN-TV Chicago] panel discussion