Palimpsest by Irish artist Vera McEvoy
Slide show of Palimpsest nos. 1- 22. Intaglio print pulled from a copper plate printed on Somerset paper. Dimensions 25cm x 25cm. Available in book format published in 2012 and as individual prints.
palɪm(p)sɛst, noun: ‘something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form’
Palimpsest 1 is the first print pulled from the copper plate. On each subsequent print the original etching is sanded a little more to erase part of the original image and is further etching or has dry point marking added to it creating a new image. This process and technique can be seen right through each image to no. 22.
The Palimpsest prints are intaglio prints using the techniques of aquatint and drypoint. All prints are taken from the one copper plate using resin and acid resist (aquatint) and using metal engraving tools (dry point).